The San Francisco Unified School District and the union representing its teachers and school employees are aiming for a 2018 ballot measure to raise money for teacher pay.
The push for a new parcel tax comes after the district and United Educators of San Francisco, which represents more than 6,000 SFUSD employees, announced a tentative agreement on Saturday over teacher compensation.
"This contract is a step forward, but it’s not the end of the struggle to provide sufficient funding for public education," said Lita Blanc, president of United Educators of San Francisco.
The agreement staved off a strike authorization vote that was set by the union for Wednesday. Teachers in the district had voiced concerns that their pay wasn't enough to afford to live in high-cost San Francisco.
Included in the new contract is an 11 percent salary increase for teachers over the next three years and an overall compensation boost of 16 percent.