We are pleased that the Dublin Unified School District avoided a strike by reaching an agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association (DTA). Discussions spanned more than a year.

The new contract includes an ongoing 4.5% pay increase, a one-time 1% bonus, and allocation of additional district money to reduce class sizes and provide more counselors.

The school board is scheduled to vote on the contract at an April 25 meeting.

Dublin was just one Bay Area school district faced with a potential teachers' strike. For too long, pay has lagged behind for a profession that has an impact on our children’s future. California’s spending on primary and secondary education is among the lowest in the nation.

The DTA president noted, “This settlement is a good step in the right direction toward investing in educators and the future of our community."

We agree.