Update: District 158, Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Agreement
The Huntley Education Association members expected to vote on tentative contract agreement on Nov. 19.
Update: The Huntley Education Association and the District 158 school board reached a tentative contract agreement that union members will vote on at a Nov. 19 meeting, according to a joint press release issued early Wednesday. "The details are being withheld until the Huntley Education Association members have an opportunity to vote on the agreement," according to the release.
The Huntley Education Association has declared an impasse bringing teachers in District 158 one step closer to a strike, according to a District 158 press release.
The district's teachers' union was expected to meet with the District 158 school board Tuesday night to continue working toward an agreement in contract negotiations. The union voted in favor of a strike vote in October.
Compensation was the main issue still not resolved in the contract, according to the Tuesday press release.
Under state law at least 28 days must pass after an impasse is declared before a strike can occur. A week after an impasse, both the Huntley Education Association and District 158 must exchange its final offers — including a cost summary — and submit those offers to the mediator and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board.
In recent weeks, District 300's teachers' union, LEAD 300, also declared an impasse.
Patch will update with more information when it becomes available.