By Times-Herald staff report Posted:
A shout of glee from a Benicia Unified School District employee Thursday night punctuated the end to the tough negotiations between the union representing the district’s classified employees and the district.
The Benicia school board unanimously approved the tentative agreement, which is retroactive to July 1, and pertains to non-teacher employees, including custodians, secretaries, food service and maintenance workers and others.
The jubilant employee operates the video system which records the board meetings.
The agreement is a two-year deal from 2014 to 2016, which Deputy Superintendent Michael Gardner called a “blessing” during the meeting.