2014-02-13 06:24:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Public Schools district is in a "state of emergency" in preparation for a scheduled teacher strike on February 20th. The School Board approved the resolution last night, granting Superintendent Carole Smith the authority to spend district funds on strike preparation. That could include the hiring of replacement teachers. Smith says the district and the teachers union are working hard to reach an agreement on a new contract.