The El Centro Elementary Teachers Association voted Monday to ratify the contract agreement reached by negotiators Wednesday.
Said Bruce Roberts, ECETA president: "100 percent voted in favor of the contract. There were no dissenting votes."
The school trustees are expected to ratify the agreement at a special board meeting Friday.
"We're all relieved that we can face the next school year without any impending doom, so to speak," said Ron Hull, school board president.
Hull said he expects the trustees will approve the agreement.
"I'm told the terms are within the guidelines put forth by the board," he said.
Hull added there are certain procedures that must be followed before the board can take a vote on the agreement.
"Otherwise we would have done it at the meeting tonight," he explained.
Superintendent Michael Klentschy said the contract is for the 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 school years.
For the 1999-2000 school year, teachers will receive a 4 percent increase, retroactive to January 2000.