Although Madera’s teachers are voting on the tentative agreement between their union and Madera Unified, it could be days before the issue is a done deal. If the teachers ratify the pact, it will be the school board’s turn to vote on the agreement that was hammered out by the negotiators from both sides last week.
At press time Wednesday, the teachers were still voting on the agreement.
David Holder, president of the Madera teachers’ union, told The Tribune near our printing deadline Wednesday night that the union membership ratified the tentative agreement with the school district by approximately a two-thirds majority. He said the teacher turnout for the vote was the largest in recent memory.
According to their union president, not only the school board but the Madera County Office of Education must okay the agreement, if the teachers okay it...