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Education

District 89 board approves new contract with teachers

Salaries to increase 3 percent on average as part of 5-year pact

GLEN ELLYN – Community Consolidated School District 89 teachers will see their salaries increase by 3 percent on average as part of a new five-year contract with the district.

The District 89 Board of Education on Jan. 22 approved the new contract, which also was approved recently by the Community Consolidated School District 89 Education Association. The association is the collective bargaining unit that represents District 89 teaching staff.

“The board is extremely pleased to reach an agreement that is in the best interest of our students, staff, and taxpayers,” board President Beth Powers said in a district news release. “This contract recognizes the excellent work done by the teachers who have helped our children continuously reach new academic heights. The contract will also allow CCSD 89 to compete for the best teaching candidates as the district’s enrollment continues to increase. The board appreciates the diligent, collaborative work done by the members of the Education Association and CCSD 89 staff to reach a long-term agreement.”

Association members also were pleased with the new contract.

“The Education Association and the CCSD 89 board have a strong history of working together to maintain this district’s educational excellence,” association Co-Presidents Sandra Brenner and Rickey Hughes said in the release. “Our members are pleased that we have again reached a collaborative agreement. This agreement recognizes the incredible hard work done by CCSD 89 teachers to help students reach their full academic and social potential. By continuing to tie teacher compensation to the Consumer Price Index, the leading driver of revenues in the district, we believe that the teachers are doing their part to contribute to the financial stability of the district.”

The District 89 teaching staff's average 3-percent annual increase over the entire five-year contract is similar to increases provided in the previous four-year contract, according to the release.

The contract will be retroactively applied to the start of the 2017-18 school year. The previous agreement covered August 2013 through August 2017.

The new agreement will expire after the 2021-22 school year.

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