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Guiding Values for Negotiations 2019-20

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) began negotiations with the Saint Paul Federation of Educators (SPFE) for a new, two-year contract on Thursday, May 30. The current contract between the District and SPFE expired on July 1, 2019.

Prior to negotiations starting, the District developed a set of guiding principles to guide these discussions. The pillars of the principles include:

  • Professionalism
  • Pride in Excellence
  • Fiscal Stewardship
  • Students First

District priorities for negotiations are:

  • Promote a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, families and community partners.
  • Use the results of a salary survey to better understand the competitiveness of our employee compensation .
  • Advance a culture that is student-focused, achievement-driven, collaborative and professional.
  • Work with the funds we have while maximizing revenue opportunities.
  • Provide resources and flexibility for our schools to create successful learning environments for all students.
  • Insist on fiscal sustainability as stewards of public funding

The complete guiding principles document can be found here.