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Alex Goss (left) and Atticus Pardo De Zela, both 7 and students at Hathaway School, wait for their bus on Soares Drive on the opening day of school Tuesday morning. Alex is in the first grade, while Atticus is in second. They're accompanied by their moms, Andrea Devaul Goss (left) and Jenni Pardo De Zela.

Portsmouth teachers start school without contract

Portsmouth teachers start school without contract

PORTSMOUTH — Teachers started the school year with new students but no contract Tuesday morning. Amanda Boswell, the new president of the Portsmouth chapter of the National Education Association (NEA), said union officials and the School Committee met for a negotiating session Monday but no agreement was reached. Another session was set for today, Aug. 28.

The vote represents “a huge step forward” when it comes to the School Committee’s relationship with the local teachers' union, said Committee Chairman David Croston.

Ruling ends ‘rift’ between Portsmouth teachers, school board

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee and teachers’ union will be starting with a clean slate when they sit down shortly for contract negotiations. A two-year-plus dispute between school management and the local teachers’ union, National Education Association (NEA) Portsmouth, is likely over after the School Committee Tuesday night approved a policy that recognizes longevity — among