Negotiators for the Bethel School District and the Bethel Education Association have reached a tentative agreement in contract talks.
Members of the teachers union are scheduled to convene Monday to vote on the new agreement, and the school board will meet in a special meeting Tuesday to vote on the agreement.
If both sides approve, classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 1.
The tentative agreement came Saturday evening, as contract talks continued into the weekend.
Details of the three-year contract were not immediately released. But Bethel Superintendent Tom Seigel said in a news release that “this fair settlement recognizes the good work of our BEA employees and positions our district to recruit and maintain excellent teachers.”
“We look forward to bringing the agreement to the association on Monday,” said BEA President Bryan Grassi. “Both sides worked hard.”
As the clock ticked toward the Aug. 31 expiration date of the old contract, BEA members earlier in the week rallied outside the district offices and delivered their message to the school board.
Bethel teachers last staged a strike in 2007.