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Portland teachers, district slate final talks before calling in mediator


Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers have scheduled two more talks before calling in a state mediator on Oct. 14.

The teacher contract talks are set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the PAT office, 345 N.E. 8th Ave.; and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the PPS main office, 501 N. Dixon St.

Negotiations have been under way since April.

The mandatory 150-day period for bargaining required in state law expired Sept. 15.

If necessary, the first mediation session is set for noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the PPS main office.

For more: pps.k12.or.us/departments/laborrelations; teachersandparentstogether.com.