By Richard Bammer
When they meet tonight, Vacaville Unified leaders will face a busy and wide-ranging agenda.
They will discuss — and likely approve — pay raises for district employees, approve a contract for the district’s designated interim superintendent, and approve an increase to school facilities fees.
Additionally, they will consider a resolution honoring Dean Vogel, a district teacher on special assignment as president of the California Teachers Association, and hear an achievement and intervention report for Buckingham Charter High.
After weeks of negotiations, the district and the Vacaville Teachers Association will consider signing off on a two-year wage and benefit compact that will raise teacher salaries by 4 percent retroactive to July 1 and by another 4 percent next year.
It will mark the first major pay boost for the 680-member teachers union in more than a half-dozen years, when the U.S. economy was mired in the Great Recession.