Negotiations between the Calaveras Unified School District and the Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association have concluded and an agreement has been reached.
As a result of the agreement, all schools will be open Wednesday, with Calaveras Unified teachers in place, according to a statement released by the school district.
“We are pleased we received an agreement today so we can be back in our classrooms tomorrow, and are anxious to get back into our classrooms with our students,” said Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association (CUEA) President Lorraine Angel. “Our students will greatly benefit from the class size reduction we’ve negotiated – safer classrooms and smaller classes will give us more one-on-one attention for increased learning.”
Mark Campbell, the district superintendent, apologized for the impact of the teachers’ strike and noted he looks forward “to doing what is necessary to heal, to move forward collectively and to serve” the students.
The deal includes a restructured salary schedule, which is designed to attract new teachers to Calaveras. Also, teachers will see a two to six percent raise, depending upon where they are on the salary schedule.
Approximately 138 teachers went on strike Oct. 19, cancelling middle and high school classes across the district.