UPDATE: In a vote, Monday, Aug. 29, members of the Bethel Education Association (teachers' union) voted 93% in favor of a new contract agreement with the Bethel School District. Classes will begin Sept. 1. The Board of Directors will approve the contract at their regular meeting on Sept. 13.
Greetings, Bethel Community:
I am pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with our teachers’ union, the Bethel Education Association (BEA).
Educating students is our core mission. This fair settlement recognizes the good work of our BEA employees and positions our district to recruit and maintain excellent teachers.
The next steps are ratification by BEA members at their meeting on Monday, August 29th at 4:30 p.m. at Liberty Middle School and approval by our Board of Directors at a special meeting Tuesday night. If approved, classes will start as scheduled on September 1st.
I would like to extend my thanks to the community for your continued support during this negotiations process.
Let’s make this a great year in Bethel!