Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tuesday night negotiations results in tentative three-year agreement between the Barrington 220 Board of Education and the Barrington Education Association.
The Barrington 220 Board and the Barrington Education Association released a joint statement early this morning. A Joint Statement: Board, BEA tentatively reach new agreement for teachers After 11 months of negotiations that began in March 2012, the Barrington 220 Board of Education - representing the community - and the Barrington Education Association (BEA) - representing over 700 teachers employed by the school district - have tentatively reached a new three-year agreement. If ratified by the BEA membership and approved by the Board at an upcoming meeting, the tentative agreement will be retroactive to the beginning of this school year when the previous contract expired. Board President Brian Battle and BEA President Melanie Collins …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
As the Barrington board of education and Barrington Education Association submit final offers, negotiations continue.
Both the Barrington Dist 220 school board and the Barrington Education Association (BEA) submitted last and final offers before 4 p.m., today, in the continuing teacher contract negotiations. BEA President Melanie Collins said the teachers are still optimistic that a contract can be negotiated. “We still have that positive attitude that we can get this done,” Collins said. “Everyone is still optimistic and everyone is still hopeful,” Dist. 220 Chief Communications Officer Jeff Arnett said. The teachers’ union and school board have resolved some issues in negotiations, Collins said. Collins could not share specifics, but she said some of the areas where negotiations are stalled include working conditions, and compensation—including salary…
Earliest date for possible strike is Feb. 21.
Barrington 330 Board of Education sent an alert this afternoon, regarding the teacher-school board contract negotiations. The contract pieces are not yet a fit, according to the communication. Because no agreement had been reached as of Jan. 30, both sides must now submit their last and final offers to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB), according to the news alert. There has been a change to the previous, published timeline. Both sides agreed to wait until today, Jan. 31, to submit their last and final offers. The IELRB. The earliest teachers could go on strike is Feb. 21.
Negotiation deadlines near; Barrington Education Association encourages teachers’, parents’ support in contract negotiations.
If you’ve noticed a lot of Barrington teachers wearing black on certain days, there is a reason. The Barrington Education Association encourages teachers and other supporters to wear black on negotiating days. Wearing black acknowledges that the district is in the black –financially sound—according to the BEA website. The most recent negotiating day was yesterday, Jan. 30. The Barrington Education Association and the Barrington Board of Education had scheduled negotiations, yesterday. The board and the BEA are expected to submit their last and final offers by 5 p.m., today, according to the Daily Herald. The earliest the teachers could go on strike is Thursday, Feb. 21. The board and BEA have been working with a federal mediator in …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Board of Education and the Barrington Education Association have one week to agree on a contract before further action is taken.
Thursday, January 24
Information from District 220: Since last March, two bargaining teams – one representing members of the Barrington Education Association and another comprised of Barrington 220 Board of Education members, who represent the community – have met regularly to reach agreement on a new contract for district teachers. Regrettably, very early Thursday morning, leaders of the BEA declared an impasse in their talks with the Board of Education despite the involvement of a federal mediator since December. What does impasse mean? According to Illinois State Law, because the BEA has declared an impasse, both sides - the BEA and the Board of Education - now have seven days to agree on a contract. Following one week, if an agreement is not reached, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
School board and teachers hopeful continued negotiations will resolve contract issues.
After months of negotiations over a new contract, the Barrington Education Association representing District 220 teachers announced it will pursue a strike vote. The association and the school board have been unable to agree on several key issues including working conditions and compensation. “Our argument is for quality and fairness,” said BEA President Melanie Collin in a statement released Wednesday, Oct. 31. “We want to maintain the kind of quality school district that attracts and retains great teachers to serve the students – the kind of quality professionals that have made this a great school system.” Barrington teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the school year. District board members are confident…
The BEA has authorized a potential work stoppage, but the school board is optimistic an agreement is forthcoming.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Barrington 220 Board of Education understands members of the Barrington Education Association have authorized a potential work stoppage. We know this was a difficult and emotional decision for our teachers given the constructive and collaborative contract negotiations of the past eight months. The Board of Education remains optimistic an agreement is forthcoming to continue a standard of quality and fairness that satisfies our teachers as well as our taxpayers. The Board of Education is participating in these ongoing deliberations with a focus on fiscal responsibility and competitive compensation. We are again committed to balancing the budget on behalf of our constituents – including our teachers – despite economic uncertainties, …