Elmhurst Unit District 205 released a statement Thursday announcing it has reached another tentative agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers Council. The School District had declared on March 14, after the union rejected the second proposal in February. The first
From District 205:
Following 18 months of talks, which have included the services of a federal mediator, negotiating teams for the Elmhurst Teachers’ Council and the District 205 Board of Education have reached a tentative agreement. The parties met for an extended length of time on Friday, March 16, and the agreement was signed March 20.
“Both parties worked collaboratively to reach this settlement,” said Katy Padberg, president of the Elmhurst Teachers’ Council and a member of the teachers’ negotiating team.
David Pruneau, District 205 superintendent and a member of the board’s negotiating team, said, “We are pleased that we have reached an agreement. It is important for the sake of our students and this community that we return to the business of education.”
Details of the proposed contract will be released once the agreement has been ratified by both sides. Ratification will not take place until after spring break, with a vote scheduled by the ETC for April 3. Pending approval by the teachers, the Board of Education will vote at its April 10 meeting.