OAKLAND — The school board approved a tentative contract settlement with the city's teachers Monday that could end a walkout that has affected about 40,000 students for more than a month.
The Oakland Education Assn. was scheduled to vote today on the contract, which also affects school counselors, psychologists and librarians in the state's sixth-largest school district. The tentative agreement was announced earlier Monday.
Union members walked out Feb. 15 after working without a contract for more than a year. The main obstacles to a settlement have been disagreements over class size, salaries and the early retirement program.
"This [settlement] is good for the teachers of Oakland as well as for the parents in the community who have supported us," said union Vice President Isaiah Alvarado.