I was disappointed, but not surprised, when District 300 did not reveal the details of its teachers’ contract prior to its early June public vote.
The 2008 Huntley School Board allowed taxpayers to read the document before it was approved.
I figured the teachers’ contract approved at an official open meeting of the District 300 Board of Education would be posted immediately after the meeting. It wasn’t.
Details were released, but not the document that was voted upon.
Just a summary.
I had been told that District 300’s teacher contract would be made available by July 15th.
When that date came and went, I emailed asking where the contract was.
Communications Director Allison Strupeck replied yesterday,
“We had anticipated the document would be completed by mid-July.
“There are numerous parties involved in finalizing all of the wording and details.
“We have a legal obligation to ensure that all parties have been able to thoroughly vet the document before it is finalized and published.
“A very conservative estimate of the remaining steps in this process would be another couple of months.”
Undoubtedly those who are teachers in this school board budget meeting audience from 2006 know what is being changed in the contract after agreement was reportedly reached.
Taxpayers do not.