A robo-call from District 300 Board member Joe Stevens tonight announced the settlement of the LEAD300 teachers union strike:
“Good evening. This is Joe Stevens, member of the District 300 Board of Education and District spokesperson regarding the ongoing negotiations between the Teachers Union, LEAD 300, and the Board of Education.
“Board of Education and LEAD 300 negotiation teams met today to try to find a resolution.
“On behalf of LEAD and the Board, I am pleased to report that we officially reached a tentative agreement this evening with LEAD for a new 3-year contract.
“The strike has ended, and schools will be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th.
“It was through the combined efforts of LEAD’s leadership team and the Board’s leadership team that we are able to end the strike.
“Both LEAD and the Board deeply appreciate the amount of public input we have received on these incredibly important issues.
“Your support for our efforts and for the learning environment was impressive.
“It is clear that we all share a mutual concern for our students’ success.
“As is customary in these types of situations, no details of our tentative agreement will be released by either party until the agreement is ratified by the LEAD membership and accepted by the Board of Education which is anticipated to take place no sooner than December 18th.
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Such a shame the taxpayer pubic is not able to see the contract before those who negotiated in secret vote to approve it.