The Tamaqua Area School District and the Tamaqua Education Association have ratified a four-year contract.
The school board gave its approval during a special meeting Thursday evening. The vote was 8-0, with Dr. Thomas Rottet absent.
"This process has taken a long time, however, the main focus has always been what is best for the taxpayers and the children whom we serve," said officials in an issued press release.
The contract is valid from Aug. 1, 2010, until July 30, 2014. Details of the contract were not revealed.