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Teacher contract approved

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YAKIMA, Wash - After months of difficult negotiations, teachers in Yakima have a new contract.

Tuesday night, the school board approved the proposal after the teachers union ratified it.

The new contract includes a pay increase and smaller class sizes. However, office, maintenance, custodial and coaching staff members are still trying to agree on a contract with the district.