The Sarasota County teachers’ union and the school board are once again feuding, this time over a vote that further protects Superintendent Todd Bowden’s job.

The executive director of the teacher’s union, Barry Dubin, told the Herald-Tribune that the vote last week that gives Bowden a 4-year extension and now requires four out of five votes to fire him shows that teachers’ opinions “were not valued by the board.”

Nearly 97 percent of teachers did not support a new contract for Bowden.

Dubin said the new contract “was not about instruction, it wasn’t about what’s best for the school district, it was about what’s best for Todd.”