Silverman Disappointed by Lack of Teachers Contract

Councilmember Silverman expressed disappointment at Thursday's Labor Committee review of the new principals contract that D.C. Public Schools teachers still have no contract after more than years.

“I’m concerned about the message it sends to our teachers about their value to us as a governmentt and as a community." Silverman said. "I urge Mayor Bowser to do what’s necessary to reach an agreement.”

Later, Labor Relations director Lindsey Maxwell confirmed it’s not likely teachers could expect a new contract by end of year, given the timeline for the expected arbitration resulting from the impasse declared last month.