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D-158 Board Ratifies Teacher Contract

District 158 board schedules meeting Tuesday to vote on the contract. Huntley Education Association approved the contract Monday.

UPDATED TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 10:25 P.M.: 

The District 158 Board of Education and the Huntley Education Association will undoubtedly be thankful contract negotiations have ended. District 158 BOE voted Tuesday night to ratify a three-year contract with HEA, which gives its members a 3.5 percent increase each year, according to a press release issued late Tuesday. HEA members voted on Monday to ratify the contract.

 

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The Huntley Education Association membership voted Monday, by 98 percent, to ratify a negotiated contract agreement. Now, the District 158 Board of Education must approve it.

A special meeting will be held Tuesday for the BOE to vote on the contract, HEA spokesman Julie McLaughlin said.

The HEA would not comment further until after the BOE’s meeting, she said via email.

District 158’s school board and the union have been negotiating since before the start of the school year and what started out as cordial negotiations took a turn in recent weeks beginning with a no vote on the first contract agreement and the union’s strike vote.

Last week, the parties declared an impasse _ a step in the process toward a strike. Hours later, the union and the district’s negotiating team reached a tentative agreement, which the membership voted on Monday.

G.G. November 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Does anyone who is paying for this know what's in it?
Rob November 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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