Benicia teachers reject tentative agreement with district – Times Herald

By Katy St. Clair

The Benicia Teachers Association has voted “overwhelmingly” to reject the tentative agreement reached with the district two weeks ago, according to a union source.

The Benicia Unified School District and the teachers association had mediated a “fact-finding” discussion with a panel of three independent entities in the hopes of reaching an agreement on a contract on May 17.

The meeting ended up running nearly 24 hours long, and by 6:45 a.m. on May 18, a tentative agreement had been reached, temporarily halting any organizing by the union until the teachers association could vote on whether to accept the agreement.

The teachers met on Wednesday night this week and voted the agreement down. Since the union has rejected it, the next step involves a report written up by the neutral member of the fact-finding panel, an outside person who will present her findings in about a month.

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