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Teachers in 2 Districts Accept New Contracts

Teachers in the Claremont and West Covina school districts have voted to accept salary proposals agreed upon by negotiators earlier this week.

Claremont’s new three-year contract, retroactive to July 1, 1984, was accepted in a close vote Friday, said officials, who would not release the voting results. It provides a 5.5% salary increase for the present school year, 5% for 1985-86 and an unspecified increase in 1986-87 that depends on cost of living allowances. Results of the voting were not released.

Aside from agreeing to the cost of living adjustments, California Teachers Assn. officials said the contract does not differ significantly from what the district has been offering throughout the negotiations. Claremont teachers had sought a 7.2% salary increase.

West Covina teachers voted Thursday to accept a proposal, retroactive to Nov. 1, that gives them a 6% to 8% increase over the next three years and commits the district to making them the fifth most-highly paid teachers in 20 San Gabriel Valley school districts by 1988. A California Teachers Assn. official said 94% of the teachers who voted were in favor of the proposal.

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