By RICHARD BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Teachers in the Chambersburg Area Education Association may have a new contract for the first time this school year if they ratify a tentative agreement reached early Friday morning between the teachers' and the school board's bargaining committee.
Teachers were to learn details of the agreement - reached at 12:45 a.m. - Friday night.
Neither Schools Superintendent Edwin Sponseller nor Chris Scritchfield, president of the 428-member Chambersburg Area Education Association, would say what was in the agreement. It would cover a new, three-year contract.
The teachers have been working without a contract since June 30, 1996. They have not had a raise in that time, Scritchfield said.