Melrose public school teachers on Monday overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, with 97 percent of members voting in favor, Melrose Education Association president Lisa Donovan said.
Margaret Driscoll, chairwoman of the Melrose school committee, said in a statement that the board was “very pleased” and would vote on the contract Thursday.
The two sides reached an agreement Saturday, a day after a supermajority of union workers authorized a strike if both groups did not find common ground by Tuesday.
The new contract includes more compensation and guarantees additional preparation and planning time for teachers, according to a joint statement released Saturday night.
“Our membership is thrilled for this year-long contract to be over and ecstatic to be back in the classroom tomorrow morning,” Donovan said.