SAN LEANDRO -- School teachers, counselors and librarians will get their first raise in six years under a deal approved by the school board Tuesday.
The 466 employees represented by the San Leandro Teachers' Association will receive a 3 percent raise, costing the district nearly $1.09 million annually, district officials estimate.
Additionally, school counselors will now be eligible for three additional per diem work days in the 194-day work year, for a total of eight days. For now, counselor staffing levels remain the same, with five at San Leandro High, a part-time counselor at the alternative high school and three counselors shared between the two middle schools.
The deal is just the first reached between the two parties working to negotiate a new contract for the coming school year. Negotiations will resume before Sept. 30, the agreement states.
Jon Sherr, president of the teachers' union, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
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