COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Columbus Education Association, representing about 4,000 teachers, has approved a new three-year contract with the Columbus City School district.
Union members gathered at the Ohio Expo Center Sunday to review and vote on the new three-year deal, with nearly three-quarters of voting members approving.
The union had been set to go on strike later this week without a new deal.
It includes a pay raise for teachers in each year of the deal, along with small class sizes, discipline reforms for middle and high schools, and additional support staff for the buildings, all of which were requested by the teachers union.
The Columbus City School Board of Education is set to vote on the new deal Monday morning. Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon has requested that the board approve the deal.