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PFT President Jerry Jordan on District’s Proposed Reopening Plan

October 22, 2020

Today, as the School Board meets, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement on the proposed PreK-2 reopening model: “Yesterday, the PFT announced a tentative agreement and outlined the terms of our one year contract extension. While negotiating a one year extension, we simultaneously negotiated a separate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding health and safety protocol around school building reopening."

PFT President Jerry Jordan on District’s Proposed Reopening Plan

October 14, 2020

Today, following the District’s release of its proposed reopening plan, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement: “First and foremost, any reopening plan will be contingent upon health and safety. Period. Any efforts to reopen school buildings without meeting a stringent set of safety criteria will not pass muster, and will be unacceptable. That is why our Union has taken a leading role in developing, identifying, and proposing what criteria must be met in order to reopen buildings. We issued our recommendations in July and have been negotiating with the District regarding the health and safety protocol since then.

Fund Our Facilities Coalition Issues Statement on State Budget Proposals

May 27, 2020

Members of the Fund Our Facilities Coalition urge significant additional education funding and a budget that holistically addresses the needs of communities across Pennsylvania. Members of the Fund Our Facilities Coalition issued the following statement regarding state budget proposal (HB2387) which yesterday passed the PA House and is currently in the PA Senate.

PFT President Jerry Jordan Joins Pelosi, Weingarten for Infrastructure Press Event

March 3, 2020

Today, PFT President Jerry T. Jordan joined Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03), AFT President Randi Weingarten, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, Representative Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and Representative Donald Norcross (NJ-01) to urge immediate action on a school construction initiative as part of a federal infrastructure package.