By Keri Luiz
Benicia Unified School District trustees will hear a request Thursday to approve a tentative agreement between the California School Employees Association and the district for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
According to a report by Deputy Superintendent Michael Gardner, the cost of the two-year contract with the school employees union is approximately $505,000.
The tentative agreement gives classified employees, or non-teaching staff, a 3.5-percent salary increase for this year (retroactive to July 1, 2014) and a 4-percent increase in 2015-16. Under the contract, district employees also would get a retroactive $30 increase to their medical cap, and a $100 increase next year.