Sherrard teachers are just one step away from having a new contract. Rank and file approved the new labor deal yesterday by a 96-percent margin, according to Sherrard Education Association spokesman Todd Volkert. The SEA represents the district’s teachers and support staff, including cooks, custodians, bus drivers and para-professionals. The tentative agreement was announced last Sunday following a marathon bargaining session. The final step is a ratification vote by the Sherrard Board of Education. A meeting will now be scheduled to do that.