May 26, 2024

Portland teachers strike continues Monday, gives new meaning to ‘No School November’

Portland teachers and administrators appear to be getting closer to a deal, as negotiations continue toward an elusive contract settlement.
Portland parents have long complained about “No School November.” With the combination of teacher planning days, Veterans Day and the week off over Thanksgiving, parents have often felt that students seem to miss more school than they attend this time of year.

This year, that feeling is stronger. The district confirmed Sunday night that students would not be in classes Monday due to the ongoing teachers strike, and a failure to reach a contract over the weekend.