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Fairfield teachers reach contract accord

Wednesday September 05, 2001

FAIRFIELD (AP) — Teachers were back in class after a tentative two-year contract agreement was reached over the Labor Day weekend. 

Details of the agreement, struck Monday, were to be presented to the 1,300 Fairfield-Suisun school district teachers at an informational meeting Tuesday afternoon. Both sides declined to discuss the details until after that meeting. 

The teachers will vote on the contract Friday.  


If they ratify it, the school board will vote on the contract Sept. 13. 

Going into the weekend negotiations, the Fairfield district had been offering teachers a 10 percent increase retroactive to the beginning of last year, and a 5.3 percent increase this year. Teachers wanted 6.4 percent for this year. 

Tuesday was the first day of school for two-thirds to three-quarters of the district’s 22,500 students, while the rest have already been attending classes in year-round schools. A nine-day walkout in May disrupted the last two weeks of school last year.