By Keri Luiz, Assistant Editor
The Benicia Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a new contract Thursday between the district and the Benicia Teachers Association.
Carleen Maselli, president of the BTA, spoke briefly during public comment, saying her union’s vote in favor of the new contract was overwhelming.
“We had 80 percent of our teachers vote, and 90 percent ratification for ‘yes,’” Maselli said. “It was a year-long process, and sometimes it got a little bit grueling.”