Brianna Boyd, Editor
Following several months of meetings and discussions, the Dixon Teachers Association has reached a tentative agreement with Dixon Unified School District on its 2013-14 contract.
Amy Circo, the co-president of the teachers association, said Tuesday that 98 percent of its members participated in an official vote on the new contract last week and an “overwhelming majority” approved it. Dixon Unified’s board of trustees is expected to give final approval at its next meeting. Bargaining teams from the Dixon Teachers Association and Dixon Unified School District have been meeting every other week since December to discuss the contract and iron out details.
Key points of this new contract include a 2.5 percent ongoing raise that is retroactive from the beginning of this school year. The raise will continue annually and will also be incorporated into the contracts for the district’s classified staff and administrators.