McHenry High School Teacher Contract Finalized

Although no details have been released by the McHenry High School District 156 Board, Make found this in the early morning hours: Comment submitted on 2015/10/10 at 2:28 am The McHenry High School District 156 teacher union Facebook website announced … Continue reading

McHenry High Strike Update

McHenry High School District 156 has posted the following strike update: Strike Update 10-8-­15 The negotiating team is meeting again tonight. Parents are reminded that an emergency call will be made to all families when school resumes. This call may … Continue reading

McHenry High Schools Closed Again on Thursday

Here’s all that is posted on the District 156 web site: Schools are Closed – Thursday, October 8, 2015 Nothing in Spanish. If you have not looked at the power points that the McHenry High School Board presented to citizens … Continue reading

D156 Strike Update

From the administration of the McHenry High School District: Negotiations Update 10-­6-­15 A negotiations session has been scheduled for this evening at 7:30 p.m. Because any tentative contracts must be approved by the teachers’ association before school resumes, school is … Continue reading

McHenry High School Teacher Negotiations after Board Meeting

After at least an hour and a half of public comment and fifteen minutes of power point information from the school board’s side, the McHenry High School Board and its teacher union went back into negotiations behind closed doors. According … Continue reading

McHenry High School Teachers’ Salaries on Internet

McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser has now published two articles about the McHenry High School teachers strike. The first one is here. The second one lists “School District 156’s Underpaid Teachers,” as the title of the article puts it. … Continue reading

McHenry High School Contract Negotiations

The following was published on McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser’s blog and is reprinted with permission. School District Strike in City of McHenry Posted on October 3, 2015 by Andrew Because nobody else will… I shall. School District 156 … Continue reading

Students Notified of Possible MCC Faculty Strike

Here’s the email that was sent out: Friday, April 4, 2014 On behalf of the Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs… Dear MCC Students and Families: On March 17, 2014, the MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) filed an Intent … Continue reading

District 300 Board and Teachers’ Union Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Below is a press release from District 300 about the ratification of the contract that came about after a one-day teachers strike. If you would like to read highlights I picked out of the over 100-page contract, including salary information … Continue reading

The New District 300 Teachers’ Contract – Highlights

Today, Carpentersville District 300 teachers were voting on whether to ratify the contract recently negotiated by the LEAD300 union folks and the school board. You can read the entire contract here, complete with red color to indicate last minute changes. … Continue reading

District 300 Strike Ended after One Day

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 … Continue reading

District 300 Picket Sign Suggestions

A comment from a previous article included these emailed suggestions for picket signs: Hi all: Make signs at warming center on your breaks1. Students First, NOT ADM 2. $ 6 million WASTED on ADM per year 3. Teacher concessions $3.4 … Continue reading

District 300 Issues Summary of School Strike from Its Point of View

And, here it is: “The District 300 Board of Education and LEAD 300 negotiation teams met from 8 a.m. to approximately 4:45 p.m. today (Monday, Dec. 3), with the assistance of a federal mediator, to discuss outstanding contractual issues. The … Continue reading

District 300 Teachers Striking

Here’s the message from the teachers’ union’s bargaining committee: “LEAD 300 Members, “As of 3:15 pm this afternoon, LEAD 300 and the Board’s team have not been able to come to a suitable compromise on both Class Size and Compensation … Continue reading

Dist 300 Board Talks about the Teachers’ Strike Vote

A press release from Carpentersville Unit District 300: Teacher Union Negotiations Update Negotiations between the Community Unit School District 300 Board of Education and the District 300 teachers’ union are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and we are hopeful … Continue reading

District 300 Teachers’ Union Aims for October 19th

Strike votes are being taken at various schools in Carpentersville Unit School District 300. Teachers who wish to go on strike seem to be winning. In preparation, leadership is pointing to Friday, October 19th, as the day the picket lines … Continue reading

District 26 School Board and Teachers Union Meeting Tonight

The teachers in Cary Grade Schools are teaching. They could be striking as the School Board imposed a contract on them. But, they’re not striking. They want to talk more. The meeting is at the Cary Junior High. = = … Continue reading

Cary School Teachers Don’t Strike

Wednesday was the first day of school and teachers were not striking. They were asking for more negotiations. Maybe there will be a meeting next week. … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board Imposes “Last Best” Offer Terms on School Teachers, Strike a Possibility

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board Imposes Last Best Offer for the Start of School The Cary District 26 School Board regrets to announce that it has been unable to reach a negotiated agreement with the … Continue reading

Why Cutting and Pasting Doesn’t Always Work

Yesterday, I took from the McHenry County Republican web site something State Rep. Mike Tryon had put up about educational reform. It contained “Talking Points for Educational Reform.” Undoubtedly handed out to all Republican members of the Illinois House. One … Continue reading