OAKLAND -- The school district teacher's union approved a new contract that gives them a 1.5 percent raise and a one-time payment of 2.35 percent based on their salary.

The 566-176 vote came on Friday, the first time the teachers and the administration agreed on a contract since the 2005-08 contract was signed. Less than one third of the 2,400 teachers voted.

"We're pleased with this first step, but we have a long way to go," said Trish Gorham, president of the Oakland Education Association.

An additional 0.5 percent raise is contingent on state funding, which would bring the increase to 2 percent, and Gorham is confident the union will get that too based on signals coming from Sacramento.

With the average teacher's salary at $54,000, a 2 percent raise is a little over $1,000 a year.

Doug Oakley covers Berkeley. Contact him at 510-843-1408. Follow him at Twitter.com/douglasoakley.