Deal includes less school days, but more teachers

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 06/28/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT

CHINO – The Chino Valley Unified District’s teachers union have agreed to a contract that will reduce the school year by five-and-a-half days but bring back a number of teachers.

The announcement was made at Thursday’s school board meeting by Todd Hancock, vice president of Associated Chino Teacher.

“Last night our members voted – in approximately 75 percent of them – in favor of the tentative agreement,” Hancock said. “This demonstrates the teachers willing to assist the district so our counselors, nurses, elementary music teachers as well as others can return and give our students the highest level of opportunity to be successful in schools as well as in their future.

“We have helped the district again and we hope that not only will this be recognized but appreciated.”

Hancock said 625 ballots were cast to union members.

A tentative agreement was reached with district and union officials on June 19.

The agreement includes the reduction of the 2012-13 school year by five-and-a-half days, increasing class sizes at some grade levels and rescinding layoff notices to 15 school nurses, 22 high school counselors, four elementary music teachers in grades four through six and some Chino Valley Adult School teachers.

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