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

District 300 Makes Final Offer

Here’s the first twelve pages of the District 300 School Board’s Final Office to it teachers union, called LEAD300.   If you want to read the whole 69-page document, here it is: Introduction and Summary of Final Offer The Board … Continue reading

District 300 Offer to Teachers That Was Rejected by Their Union

Here’s what’s on the District 300 web site: This synopsis is not inclusive of the full Board proposal, but attempts to highlight the major issues discussed during negotiations and recent mediation sessions. Elementary Class Size Proposal: The Board agrees with … 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

Prairie Grove Teachers Take the Offensive

The Prairie Grove Teachers Association is in the news today, so I thought you might be interested in the latest message from the teachers’ union.  If you want to see more about the impasse, check out the unions’ web site. … Continue reading

Teacher Pension Tax Shift – State Reps. Oppose, District 47 Board President Jeff Mason Seems Resigned to Extra Local Burden

At last night Illinois Policy Institute forum on teacher pensions, one question from Northwest Herald News Editor Kevin Lyons had to do with House Minority Leader Tom Cross’ having characterized a shift in tax burden from the state taxpayer to … Continue reading

IEA Spokesman Too Young To Know His Union’s Role in the Pension Crisis

I went to the Illinois Policy Institute’s Pension.  Got there a little late and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was over an hour after it started. Representing the Illinois Education Association was Crystal Lake High School teacher Mike … Continue reading

Mediator Requested in District 300 Teacher Union Negotiations

A joint statement from District 300 and its teacher union: Board and LEAD300 jointly request mediator in negotiations The negotiating teams for the D300 School Board and the D300 teachers’ union, known as LEAD300, have requested a third‐party mediator to … Continue reading

Robo-Call Opposing Shift of Teacher Pension Burden to Local Taxpayers Targets Tryon

A group calling itself “Patriotic Veterans” just called to tell me that there is an attempt to place the unfunded liability of teacher pensions on real estate taxpayers’ backs. It said the politicians should retire at 65.  (That would have … Continue reading

Highlights of the Teacher Contract from McHenry Grade School District 15

Here’s the summary for McHenry Elementary School District #15 new Five-Year Teacher’s Contract: Compensation changes for the life of the contract include the following; New compensation increase = 0.47% Investment in professional learning communities = 2.20% Total compensation increase = … Continue reading

The Cost to Local School Districts of Democrats’ Plan to Shift Who Pays Teacher’s Pensions

Here’s how much the Democrats teacher pension payment shifting plan will cost McHenry County taxpayers: Nippersink School District 2   $6,426,544.26 Fox River Grove CSD 3                2,957,690.47 Johnsburg CUSD 12                   12,905,616.00 McHenry CCSD 15                        21,799,110.51 Riley CCSD 18                                 … Continue reading

Kent Gaffney, et al, Complain about Dems Plan to Shift Teacher Pension Burden to Property Taxpayers

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: House Republicans: Democrat Pension Shift would be Disastrous for Local Schools, Property Taxpayers Springfield…A Democrat-backed plan to shift a portion of the state’s pension obligation to local schools and universities would be … Continue reading

Cary School District 26 Contract Press Release

Here’s the press release about the teachers’ contract which the Cary School Board ratified last night: District 26 Board Ratifies Teacher Contract November 1, 2011 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 announced today that they … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Teacher Contract Settlement Reached, But Details Kept Secret

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board and CEA Reach Tentative Agreement on All Issues The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and the Cary Education Association, which represents the teachers in labor … Continue reading

What’s Being Released to the Public about Cary Grade School Teachers’ Contract

Here’s what’s on the web site: Joint Press Release Cary BOE and CEA posted 5 hours ago by Caryil d26 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and The Cary Education Association which represents the teachers … 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