A strike by teachers in has been avoided.
Following months of negotiations between the Joint Faculty Association and Bremen School District 228, the two sides reached a contract agreement, approved by a union vote Aug. 28.
“We feel that this contract reflects our commitment to the community as it builds its way out of the recession,” said Kathleen McKneeley, JFA President. “We are confident that our three-year pay freeze will help seed that growth, and the community will understand that their teachers are beside them during these trying times.”
The contract agreemen Both of which District Superintendent Bill Kendall had positive movement and eventually led to the contract agreement.
“Now we can get everybody back to school and help the kids, and that's really what we're all here for,” Kendall said.
“Our students remain our first priority in all things,” said McKneeley, echoing Kendall's sentiments.
The contract is expected to be presented before the D228 Board of Education at its next meeting, Sept. 18, for approval by the board.
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