MCC Faculty Agree on Contract, But Public Can’t See It

A press release from McHenry County College: MCC Faculty Association Ratify New Contract [April 11, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] On April 10, 2014, the MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) membership voted to ratify a new multi-year, full-time faculty contract that was tentatively … Continue reading

MCC Board Settles on Faculty Contract Language, But Keeps It Secret

The following press release was just received from McHenry County College: McHenry County College and MCC Faculty Association Reach Tentative Agreement [April 6, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] On April 4, 2014, McHenry County College (MCC) and the MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) … Continue reading

District 155 Press Release on New Teachers’ Contract

Looking for whether my son’s school district will follow Chicago’s example and close school Monday, I found this press release.  I thought it might be of interest: DISTRICT 155, EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RATIFY CONTRACT The Community High School District 155 board … Continue reading

High School District 155 Offers Comparison of Board and Teacher Union Contract Proposals: 5% vs. Almost 12% Cost Increase

While looking at the Crystal Lake High School District 155 web site for weather information, information about the contract proposals made by the Board and the teachers association popped up. What you see, of course, is what the school board … Continue reading

MCC Board Contract Extension for Vicky Smith Brings More Negative Publicity

At the Thursday night McHenry County College Board meeting, retiring Trustee Dennis Adams argued against extending MCC President Vicky Smith’s contract through June 30, 2015. “I don’t think any harm would come until the end of June,” he said, adding … Continue reading

MCC President Vicky Smith Gets Contract Extended, But Pay Raise Suspended; Newcomers Elect Ron Parrish Board President

Below is the report upon which the old McHenry County College Board voted for 5-2. Well, it’s not quite what the Board voted on. The Board did not set President Vicky Smith’s compensation. Read the report carefully. Voting in favor … Continue reading

Vicky Smith’s Presidential Contract Set for Extension at 6:30 Meeting Tonight

Yesterday on the front page of its internet edition, the Northwest Herald noted that tonight at 6:30 the McHenry County College Board will vote on whether or not to extend President Vicky Smith’s contract through June 30, 2015. Not that … Continue reading

Two Days Before President’s Contract Renewal, McHenry County College Taxpayers Pay for Full-Page, Self-Promotional Ad in NWH

Full-page, full-color. One has to hand it to McHenry County College. The Board is sparing no expense to provide “cover” for the extension of MCC President Vicky Smith’s contract by the old Board members on Thursday night at 6:30. And … Continue reading