TEMPERANCE — The Bedford Public Schools and its teachers’ union have reached a tentative agreement, although no details will be released until after the agreement has been ratified.
The teachers are not expected to vote on the contract before Aug. 8., while the Board of Education could vote on the agreement at its Aug. 9 meeting.
The district’s last contract with the union, which is called the Bedford Education Association, expired June 30, 2010. The new agreement, if ratified, would cover about 240 teachers whose salaries start at $34,908 and range up those with a specialist degree at $70,263.
The strapped school district faces a projected $1.47 million deficit for the 2012-13 year and has a deficit elimination plan on file with the Michigan Department of Education. The plan’s cost-cutting measures include more than $900,000 in concessions from teachers.