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District 60 board, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:23 p.m. CST

WAUKEGAN – The Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 Board of Education and the Waukegan Council of the Lake County Federation of Teachers have reached a tentative agreement on salary negotiations, according to a news release from Waukegan Public Schools.

The agreement, which was reached Wednesday afternoon, ends a possibility of teachers’ strike later this month. Members of the Waukegan Council of Teachers voted to ratify the agreement on April 8. The board of education is expected to vote on ratification at its April 22 meeting.

The agreement calls for varied salary increases for each teacher. The agreement also removes three days from the current school year calendar, meaning the final day of classes for students would be June 2, and June 3 for teachers. Full details of the agreement will be released once the it is officially ratified by the board.

“We are elated to have reached an agreement that ends the potential for a work stoppage. This tentative agreement affirms the District’s commitment to our students, staff and community. It avoids a disruptive strike and returns the focus to education,” said District Superintendent Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste.

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