The latest news regarding the contract negotiations between Grayslake School District 46 and the teachers' union is that the talks will continue on Nov. 12.
The following is a statement from D46 Supt. Ellen Correll, posted on the district's Website:
The District 46 Board of Education and the Grayslake Federation of Teachers continue to bargain in good faith, including a meeting last night, October 30. Another date to meet has been scheduled for Monday, November 12. During this period, we expect "business as usual," meaning school will be open.
If anything changes with this, parents will be immediately notified through the emergency calling system and email. Thank you for your patience. I will do my best to keep communications open! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
The school board and union (Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504) had its first negotiating session with a federal mediator on Oct. 30.
Last month, the union, which represents more than 300 District 46 teachers, voted to authorize a strike as a result of the school board declaring an impasse in contract negotiations.
Both sides have made their best and final offers available for public inspection. By law, the union must give 10 days strike notice.
The school board and union have reached a tentative agreement on all non-economic items brought forth during negotiations, but sticking points remain related to salary, retirement and flex benefits teachers can receive in lieu of health insurance.
On Wednesday, teachers in Barrington District 220 authorized a strike vote.
Lake Forest High School teachers went on strike for six days in September.
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