By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified leaders on Tuesday signed off on a three-year wage-and-benefit agreement with unions representing teachers and classified, or school-support, employees.
But a considerable number of the rank and file in the school district’s classrooms, 26 percent, voted to reject the agreement, the teachers union president told trustees early in the meeting at the Travis Education Center in Fairfield.
The 5,100-student district, which oversees two elementary schools in Vacaville, is on “firm financial footing, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Jeanette Wylie, the outgoing leader of the 275-member Travis Unified Teachers Association. Teachers, she added, were seeking more than a 10 percent increase over several years instead of the approved package, which totaled more than 9 percent.