Dixon school teachers and the school board came to an agreement on a 4 year contract right before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Specific details of the contract will be available after the teachers ratify the agreement and the board approves. The Dixon Education Association plans to ratify the agreement on Monday, March 18, and the board will approve the agreement Wednesday, March 20. Students will begin ISAT testing at the end of the week. "With the assistance of the federal mediator, both parties worked hard to find creative solutions to resolve the outstanding issues," said Sandi Sodergren-Baar, President of the DEA in a press release. "We are confident that the settlement is the best one for our schools and will keep the District moving forward," said Tom Balser, Board President in the same release.