Thursday, January 31, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The decision was made at the Nov. 27 board meeting to request a federal mediator to help both parties reach an agreement.
After several months of negotiations over a new contract for District 220 educators, an agreement between the Barrington 220 Board of Education and the Barrington Education Association has still not been met. Teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of the school year. BEA President Melanie Collin released a statement in October that said the teachers are asking for “quality and fairness.” “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,” Collin’s statement said. At the Nov. 27 Board of Education meeting, the decision was made to request help from a federal third …