PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Public Schools says the school district and its teachers union have signed a tentative agreement on a new teachers' contract.
In a statement issued Tuesday night, the district says the signed agreement follows a "conceptual agreement" reached earlier in the day after a 23-hour bargaining session.
The district's 2,900 teachers had been prepared to walk out Thursday if no agreement was reached.
Teachers union president Gwen Sullivan told KATU-TV earlier in the day that "the strike is definitely off."
No details of the tentative agreement will be released before teachers have a chance to vote on it. If teachers ratify it, the Portland School Board will vote on the pact.
Oregon's largest school district has 48,000 students.