Local News in Brief : Westminster : Teachers Approve New Pay Contract

Teachers overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the Westminster Unified School District on Thursday afternoon, a teachers association spokeswoman said.

The district board is scheduled to vote on the pact at a meeting Thursday.

Erika Fickle, president of the 330-member Westminster Teachers Assn., said the two-year agreement is retroactive to July, 1987, and runs through the 1988-89 school year.


The settlement calls for a 1.5% salary increase retroactive to July and a 1.5% increase retroactive to November, Fickle said. It provides for full fringe benefits for the 1987-88 school year and a supplemental early retirement package, and would give teachers in summer school a day of sick leave.

Under terms of the settlement, any increase next year would be tied to the state’s cost-of-living adjustment, which is expected to be about 4.1%, Fickle said.