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CAMARILLO : Trustees Approve Teachers Contract

A three-month impasse between the Pleasant Valley School District and its teachers union has ended with the school board approving a contract that gives instructors a 2% salary hike, officials said Friday.

The board of trustees of the Camarillo district accepted the contract late Thursday after intervention by a state mediator.

In addition to the 2% raise, the contract includes a $500 increase in the cap on medical and dental benefits and a 1.5% lump-sum bonus, Assistant Supt. Erich Anders said.

The salary hike is retroactive to February and the increase in benefits covers this school year.

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Suzann Zeigler, president of the 216-member teachers union, said the contract falls short of expectations.

“Are we happy? No,” she said. “When you stop and figure out what that raise means in dollars and cents, that’s not very satisfying.”


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