The negotiating teams for Community Consolidated School District 15 and its teachers union, Classroom Teachers Council have agreed to a tentative contract as they had hoped before the end of the school year.
The district’s 800 plus member teaching staff is not expected to learn of the contract’s major components – namely salary and benefits - until Tuesday, June 5 when they will vote to accept or reject it.
If the majority of teachers approve the contract, the full D-15 school board will vote on the contract.
The district’s negotiating team consists of board president Tim Millar, vice president Scott Herr and member Richard Bokor. All seven school board members set the parameters for negotiations.
“We had meetings to discuss what was going to be negotiated and what as a group, we would agree to or disagree to”, said D-15 board member Gerard Iannuzzelli at Saturday’s Community Communication Forum. “There was a limitation to what they could and could not do . . . and as a board, we were OK with that.”
Board member Manjula Sriram agreed, “We put full faith in those three to negotiate in the best interests of our community.”
In contrast to the last teachers’ union contract when the school board voted during a special meeting, this one will take place at its regularly scheduled June 13 meeting at 7 p.m. at Sundling Junior High.
D-15 Superintendent Scott Thompson expects major components of the contract will be communicated to the public that evening and whether some of the would be restored.