Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The next negotiating session is scheduled for Sunday night.
Update, 3:15 p.m., Thurs. Jan. 17 From D46 Board President Ray Millingon: "The parties met today and discussed possible changes to their positions but were unable to reach agreement. The Federal Mediator adjourned today’s session. Both sides will be getting back together on Sunday evening." There will be no school Friday. Update, 10:55 p.m., Wed. Jan. 16 The district posted the following statement on its Website in response to statements made by the union to the media following Tuesday's negotiating session: As the teachers continue to engage in their strike, the D46 Board of Education would like to clarify some misinformation. In several interviews, the Union has stated that it already agreed to a salary freeze in the first year of the …
A contract settlement was not reached between District 46 School Board and the teachers' union Tuesday. Classes were cancelled for Wednesday, as Day 1 of the strike begins.
In an eleventh hour negotiating session with a federal mediator lasting nearly eight hours Tuesday, the District 46 Board of Education and Lake County Federal of Teachers Local 504 could not reach a contract agreement. As a result, the district's 300-plus teachers are now on strike, with some 4,000 students affected. Superintendent Ellen Correll posted the following statement to the district's Website shortly before midnight Tuesday. Parents were also notified via an automated phone call. Unfortunately, the Board of Education and D46 teachers were unable to reach an agreement. The teachers have informed the district that they will be on strike beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th. Please watch the website for further updates. Jim …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
District 46 teachers will strike.
Update, Tues. Jan. 15, 11:55 p.m. From the D46 Facebook page: Per Superintendent Correll at 11:52PM: Unfortunately, the Board of Education and D46 teachers were unable to reach an agreement. The teachers have informed the district that they will be on strike beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th. Please watch the website for further updates. Patch will be posting a separate post as more information becomes available. From the D46 Facebook: We would like to welcome all the new people who joined us today/tonight. We wish it was under better circumstances, but welcome none the less. Just an update: the Board of Education and Teachers' Union are still negotiating in hopes of averting a strike tomorrow. As soon as we are notified, a …
Champions and the Grayslake Park District will offer day programs for students affected by a strike should the union and D46 School Board fail to reach a contract agreement at today's final session.
Tuesday, January 15
District 46 has made arrangements with the following organizations to provide childcare should there be a teacher strike beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16. Champions Parents with questions should call Laura Zuniga, Area Manager, at (847) 360-0361 or (224) 280-4876, or call Imelda Rios, Program Coordinator, at (847) 360-0298. Champions will not operate at Prairieview for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Ordinarily, Champions families would go to Woodland Elementary, so that same schedule will continue to apply. Grayslake Park District The Grayslake Park District will be offering two "Strike Camps" as an alternative to parents needing childcare should there be a teacher strike. Contact the Grayslake Park District at (847) 223-7529 or check …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Grayslake resident Amy Connoy writes that she supports District 46 teachers, but now is not the time to be giving raises.
Monday, January 14
As you all likely know, our D46 teachers are planning to strike this Wednesday, January 16th. Reportedly, the union members believe that we parents support them – that we want them to get raises now. Yes, raises, now. But that is not what I believe. I am so grateful for the teachers on a daily basis. My friends whose children have attended Prairieview have nothing but good things to say about the Prairieview teachers. But even though I love the dedicated, hardworking, caring teachers, I cannot support a raise for them at this time. We all know that these are very trying economic times. Many people have lost their homes in foreclosure. Some people are without jobs. Most of those who do have jobs aren’t getting raises. In fact, I know of …
With one negotiation session and two days between now and a potential strike, can the D46 School Board and the teachers' union find common ground?
The Grayslake CCSD 46 Board of Education and the teachers' union will make one final attempt Tuesday afternoon at negotiating a new contract in hopes of avoiding a strike on Wednesday. The two sides failed to reach an agreement Friday, after a six hour session with a federal mediator. The Current Proposals Board of Education: Teachers' Union While the union said Friday that it did share one suggestion of having a one year contract with only about a 1.75% salary increase for this year, Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504 Business Agent Jim Pergander said, "The school board would only accept a one year deal with a hard freeze and no increase of any kind." Board President Ray Millington said Friday, "The school board has attempted to…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A second town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night at Grayslake Middle School.
The District 46 Board of Education will host its second town hall meeting at Grayslake Middle School on Wednesday, following the general board meeting at 6 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to hear and discuss the contract proposals of the teachers' union and board. There will also be discussion of the effects each proposal would have on the district's deficit budget and along with an update on district finances. Some progress was made at the last bargaining session between the school board and teachers' union on Nov. 28, but a contract agreement has yet to be reached. The union's Jan. 16 strike date still stands. However, a negotiating session between the union and school board has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11. Superintendent…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Here are five of the notable meetings and events coming up in Grayslake this week.
Monday: Today is the final day of Camping World's RV Show and Super Sale at the Lake County Fairgrounds at 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Explore new and used RVs and accessories. Call (847) 680-7200 or visit www.lcfair.com. Tuesday: The Grayslake Area Junior Chamber, also known as the Jaycees, meets at 7 p.m. at The Vine 101 Center St. The club is aimed at young people ages 21 to 40 who wish to make positive change in the community and learn new skills. Come to a meeting and see what it's about. Annual dues are $40. Wednesday: The Grayslake District 46 School Board meets at 6 at Grayslake Middle School, 440 Barron Blvd. A general board meeting will be held first. The agenda includes a vote on the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The union strike date has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Update, Thursday, Jan. 3 District 46 union president Diane Elfering informed Patch that a session between the union and school board has been scheduled for Jan. 11. "We are hopeful that we can avert the strike date of January 16th. We will meet all night if needed," said Elfering. The school board will also host a second town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at Grayslake Middle School. For more information related to negotiations, click here. Original post The holidays are over. School has resumed. And the District 46 teacher strike date of Jan. 16 is two weeks away. The school board and union presented their best and final offers at the last negotiating session on Nov. 28 The district has agreed to a two-year teacher contract, but is holding…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Grayslake Patch provides readers the names of who has filed to run in the April 9, 2013, consolidated election for the Village of Grayslake, Avon Township, District 46, District 127, District 50, CLC, the Grayslake Library and Grayslake Park District.