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District 155 Board Approves New Contract with Teachers

New contract has been approved by the teachers union and Community High School District 155 Board of Education.

Community High School District 155 Board of Education on Tuesday night ratified a new three-year contract with the teachers union, the Northwest Herald reports. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2013, and includes raises starting in the second year.

Step pay raises also will begin in the second year, and one increase to base salaries will occur in the third year, capped at 50 percent of the consumer price index. One big change, the district will decrease its contribution to the teachers retirement system from 96 percent in the first year to 50 percent in years two and three, the Northwest Herald reports.

The teachers union, the District 155 Education Association, approved the contract this past Thursday night by a vote of 268-114, according to a news release issued by union president Justin Hubly.




SHIRLEY ROCHFORD January 22, 2014 at 08:43 AM
it would be nice for the public to know what the teachers had to forfeit to get the contract signed.
Roger Brock January 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM
A corrupt Superintendent and over paid teachers. Starting to look a lot like Chicago schools.
babs January 22, 2014 at 02:09 PM
can't wait to see my tax bill
McCloud January 22, 2014 at 02:13 PM
Those poor teachers, they may now have to wait until age 53 to retire with full pension and health insurance.

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