Macomb teachers reach tentative deal with district

The Macomb Education Association and the Macomb Board of Education reached a tentative contract deal Thursday

The teachers' union representing educators in the Macomb School District has approved a new contract.

The union membership vote came Friday, a day after the the district and union announced it reached a tentative agreement.

Molly Selders, high school English teacher acting as spokeswoman for the Macomb Educators Association, said that teachers are relieved with the contract.

Union officials agreed not to speak publicly about the details of the contract until it's ratified by the Macomb school board. That could come early next week. Find a agenda of next week's special meeting by clicking here.

"We're really looking forward to having a contract after not having one for five months," she said.

The MAE represents more than 139 teachers in the school district.

Talks stalled in November when the union and the district hit an impasse. The teachers continued to work without a contract.