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Parties reach tentative agreement for occasional teachers

2 March 2009, Belleville, ON—A tentative agreement has been reached between the public school board and elementary occasional teachers. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Hastings & Prince Edward Occasional Teachers Local came to terms last Friday. The tentative agreement covers approximately 300 elementary occasional teachers for the period September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2012.

"This is really great news," remarks Carl Pitman, Chair of the Board. "I understand that the negotiations were respectful and productive, with a shared focus on creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students," he adds.

A date for the school board to ratify will be set later this week.

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