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Board of Education approves new contract for Fenton certified staff

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 8:27 a.m. CDT

BENSENVILLE – The Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education voted to approve a three-year certified staff contract at their regular board meeting this week after the Fenton Education Association (FEA) voted in favor of it last week, according to a district news release.

The contract provides the framework for an eight-period school day with a standalone resource period for all students beginning next fall. Specific details of the new schedule will be developed by a committee.

The decision came after five months of negotiations. The new contract includes a salary increase based on the Consumer Price Index, a revised school schedule for next school year, compliance based regulations set by the Illinois Evaluation Reform Act and adjustments to the retirement plan and reimbursement for graduate course credit.

FEA is comprised of certified teachers, social workers, the school nurse, members of the guidance department and media center staff.

FEA members will receive a 1.7 percent raise this school year based on the 12-month CPI ending in December 2012. Next year's raise will be calculated based on CPI calculated in December 2013. The raise will reflect the CPI as long as it falls between 1 and 3 percent. If the CPI is less than 1 percent, a minimum 1 percent raise will be given next school year, and if the CPI exceeds 3 percent, a maximum 3 percent raise will be given.

According to a press release issued by the district, representatives from both the board and FEA believe the negotiations were successful.

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