3-year contract ratified by board
After more than a year and a half of tense negotiations between Madera Unified School District and the Madera Unified Teachers’ Association, the struggle is over.
In a special meeting Friday, Madera Unified trustees ratified on a 6-1 vote, the agreement, which had been ratified Wednesday by the union membership. Trustee Robert Garibay cast the dissenting vote.
The ratification by MUSD’s trustees and MUTA’s members turned what had been a tentative agreement into a three-year contract, which does not have to be reviewed by the Madera County Office of Education.
County Superintendent of Schools Cecelia Massetti told the Tribune that Madera Unified’s budget, which accounts for income and expenditures over the next three years, was “positive” and obviates the necessity of approval by the county...