PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just two hours shy of the Philadelphia teachers’ union contract expiring, a tentative agreement has been reached, according to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
PFT President Jerry Jordan says it’s a deal he is proud of.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
Details of the agreement will be announced Wednesday.READ MORE: More Than 100 Penn State Students Temporarily Suspended After Missing Weeks Of COVID Tests
It comes as Philadelphia students returned to classrooms Tuesday. For many, it’s the first time back in a school building in 18 months.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Injured In Wynnefield Shooting, Police Say
It’s been a monumental task to get as many as 223 school buildings safely ready to open in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.