Daily Republic: Tentative Fairfield-Suisun teacher union contract would save sports

FAIRFIELD — Union leaders representing Fairfield-Suisun teachers have tentatively agreed to a reduction in their contract totaling $1.9 million, savings that will be used to save high school sports and clubs.

Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association President Melanie Driver said the tentative agreement with the district was struck June 1. It amounts to a 2.6 percent reduction to each member of the union. The union membership needs to ratify the contract and at that point it will go before the school board for approval.

Union members have until Monday to vote. The votes will be tallied by 3 p.m., said Driver. If approved, this would be the second year in a row the district’s unions gave back to fund extracurricular activities.

“If you love high school sports, if you like yearbooks and drama and band, thank a teacher or a support person who works for our district,” said board member Perry Polk. “They have given. Now it is up to others. We cannot and should not expect them to continue to sacrifice.”

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