UUSD Board to Vote on New Contract

The Ukiah Uni­fied School District’s board of trustees will vote on a new con­tract today with its teach­ers after the Ukiah Teach­ers Asso­ci­a­tion voted over­whelm­ingly in favor of it. Nego­ti­a­tions between the UUSD and the teach­ers stalled and required help from a medi­a­tor this month, but after just one meet­ing, the impasse was bro­ken and a ten­ta­tive agree­ment reached. UTA Pres­i­dent Leslie Barkley says that the teach­ers are happy and the nego­ti­at­ing team is happy. Both sides agreed on a 4-percent raise, plus terms of pay­ment for fur­lough days, plus flex­i­bil­ity in pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment days. The UUSD’s board of trustees meets at 4 p.m. They will also be con­sid­er­ing the UUSD’s bud­get for the 2014–15 school year.