Fresno Unified School Board approves new teacher contract agreement

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno Unified School Board has approved the new contract agreement between the teachers union and the school district.

Both sides reached the deal last month averting a teacher strike. The agreement includes an 8.5-percent salary increase, better health care benefits, and the creation of a special education committee.

The decision by the school board comes two days after about 2,000 employees voted to approve the deal.
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