Campbell teachers reach tentative agreement

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Campbell teachers reached a tentative agreement with the school district after meeting with a federal mediator on Tuesday.

Campbell Superintendent Tom Robey said the board met with the Campbell Education Association union from about 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a federal mediator. The two sides walked away with a tentative agreement, Robey said.

Colleen Joss, the union spokesperson, said the union will vote Tuesday at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Campbell whether to accept the agreement. Joss said the board will meet later that day if the union accepts the contract.

Robey said details will not be released until the union and school board votes whether to accept the contract.

The union approved July 19 a notice of intent to strike on Aug. 26. Union officials previously said they agreed to a wage freeze and increased their health care and retirement contributions to save the district money in their last two-year contract.

The union also claims the district is paying two superintendents because Robey, who will retire July 31, guided the district to hire a superintendent for the 2013-14 school year even though his contract does not expire until July 2014.

They claim he is asking the board to waive his superintendent contract and instead hire him as a “consultant” through December.

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