Hays USD 489 and its teachers union have reached a tentative deal on a new one-year contract.
The contract includes a salary freeze for teachers, but does not include language regarding due process. State-mandated due process, otherwise known as tenure, was stripped from state law as part of this spring’s school funding compromise.
Members of Hays-NEA overwhelmingly ratified the contract by a vote of 156 to 37, with one abstention.
The contract will be forwarded to the Hays USD 489 Board of Education to be finalized Monday.