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District 46 Board Approves Tentative Agreement Between District, Teacher's Union

Details of the two-year contract were released at the board's Feb. 6 meeting.

The District 46 Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve the tentative agreement between the district and the teacher's union.

"It's tentative because they haven't dotted all the I's and crossed the T's yet on the contract," said Board President Ray Millington.

Board Secretary Sue Facklam added that when the board votes on the final document, the contents will not change.

Here are the details of the contract, which covers 2012-2014:

  • The first year, 2012-13, there will be a hard freeze, "no base increase, no step, no lane."
  • The second year, on Sept. 30, 2013, there will be a $500 lump-sum stipend paid to teachers on-schedule.
  • There will be a one-lane change for eligible teachers on Sept. 30, 2013.
  • Off-schedule teachers will receive a $1,000 base salary increase effective Sept. 15, 2013.
  • On Feb. 15, 2014, there will be a one-step increase for on-schedule teachers, without retroactive pay.
  • On Feb. 15, 2014, there will be a lane change for teachers on a Bachelor of Arts lane to a Master of Arts lane who are in an approved Master's program up to an aggregate cost of $3,200.
  • For retirement, those who give written notice prior to March 1, 2013, they will get an increase for four years at 5.75 percent. For those who give written notice after March 1, 2013, the increase will be for three years at 4 percent.
  • Extra-duty stipends will be frozen for both 2012-2013 and 2013-14.

Additionally, there will be three make-up days for the strike.

"I want to thank everybody for the work they put into it," said Millington, calling it a "tremendous effort" between the board and the union.

The teacher's union voted Jan. 30 to ratify the contract.

Terri February 10, 2013 at 01:27 PM
LOL!!! You failed miserably in a primary run for state rep! LOL!!! LOL!!! Now you want to waste more money for a shot at AG? LOL!!!
Lennie Jarratt February 10, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I don't want to be AG, but Sully appears to believe I should research and hold every school district, charter school and state official accountable. To do that I would to have be AG. Maybe sully I'd tired of the fact that I have uncovered more political corruption than Lisa Madigan has. BTW, how many times did Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan lose before finally being elected?
Terri February 10, 2013 at 04:22 PM
LOL!!! Now he thinks he's Abe or Ronny LOL!!!
Ed Brown February 16, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Kids are in school 176 days, not 190.
Ed Brown February 16, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Home values are increasing in Lake County however the incremental increase in value is still below the levels from which a homeowners took not their first lien loan but their their 2nd lien and those two loans total is where the loans are more than the market value. For most it is simply a paper loss but for those that also lost a job the situation prevents them from selling out and move to an area they can afford. For the family with no kids who moved to Grayslake for many reasons and school being one of them, may want to move out; however they too not be able to move out for same reason.

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