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San Rafael teachers reach tentative deal with district

Elementary teachers in San Rafael City Schools, who had threatened to strike, have reached a tentative pact with the district after a 12-hour negotiation session, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

Details of the agreement will remain confidential until the board has a chance to review them, district spokesperson Christina Perrino said.

San Rafael’s 258 elementary teachers and their supporters staged a rally outside district offices on Thursday, calling for a 14% raise and greater parity with the district’s high school teachers, who typically earn more.

“We are excited to have a tentative agreement,” union president Brianna Padilla told the IJ. “The terms of the agreement will be released once they are released to our membership. Voting for ratification will take place as soon as possible.”

The 7,000-student district has three high schools, one middle school, one K-8 school and six elementary schools.