by Keri Luiz
Pact tentative until school board approves; includes 9-percent salary raise
After many hours and more than 10 negotiation sessions, Benicia Teachers Association and Benicia Unified School District arrived at a tentative agreement last week, subject to final approval by BTA members and the school board.
The tentative agreement includes a 9-percent salary increase over two years. “Eight percent would be considered salary increase, and one percent to add two more days to the schedule for personal development,” Carleen Maselli, BTA president, said.
The new contract, retroactive to include the current school year and 2015-16, includes a $150-per-month health benefits increase.