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Day One of D-300 Teacher Strike

LEAD 300 union hopes strike won't be long.

Teachers in District 300 will head to the picket lines instead of their classrooms as LEAD 300 union officials hope it will be a short strike.

“I feel we are pretty close,” said Mike Williamson, LEAD spokesman. “I’m not sure they feel the same way. We’d like them to come and meet with us and quickly resolve this. Hopefully we won’t be out long.”

Picket lines will be set up at the district’s high schools, including Jacobs High School in Algonquin and the district’s administrative offices in Carpentersville, he said.

The outstanding issue is class size and compensation. There was some agreement on a size cap at the high school and middle school grades, but it was not close enough to get LEAD 300 members to ratify a contract, Williamson said.

No further bargaining sessions were scheduled as of late Monday.

Williamson worked on the last teachers contract and both sides were able to resolve the issues to avoid a strike.

“This one didn’t seem to have an immediacy on the board’s part to avoid this,” he said. “It’s disheartening.”

“We are all very surprised, this whole process has been about them not moving and grudgingly making movements,” Williamson said, adding the district agreed Monday to one term that had been discussed months ago and could’ve been resolved sooner.

Meanwhile, District 300 has instituted its Emergency Attendance Centers for students who registered in advance to participate. The centers will be set up at Carpentersville Middle School, Dundee Middle School and Hampshire Middle School. Daycare would be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The village of Lake in the Hills also is offering daycare. The daycare will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at village hall, 600 Harvest Gate, and the cost is $25 per day for LITH residents and $30 per day for non-residents for your first child. The second child will be $22.50 a day for residents and $27 for non-residents.

Those interested in LITH daycare can call 847-960-7460 for more information or to register. 

JB December 05, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Jeff you do need some help you would be a lot better off get some counselling They who have never talk about it 41 and still at home with mom &dad What a good life
Laura Nadeau December 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Thank you for all that you do, including striking. Please know that District 300 does include taxpayers willing to pay for what benefits us all: class sizes and working conditions that allow the children of our communities to learn, and a salary and benefits package that attracts and keeps talented, dedicated, professional teachers.
jeff December 06, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Dan if you hate America so much why do you reside here?
jeff December 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Im content with my success and happy! Are you content with hating America? It seems so. Maybe you can join JB in his HJ campaign!
jeff December 06, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Again..I'm still waiting..??? Where are all these bad unions at? The union that I belonged to we got to vote in or out who runs our local and have never been forced into doing anything we didn't want and have yet to be threatened by thugs or gangsters for $ lol I cant believe people still believe that! If it wasn't for unions and the Davis Bacon act no teacher,tradesman,cop,nurse,fireman, doctor, attorney,banker etc etc would even make a living wage. The only people I ever hear complain about unions or at least mine is because they were to stupid to handle our 5 years of schooling that's required and dropped out then decided to pick on unions because they couldn't handle an actual job that required hard work,skill and endurance. lol unreal.
JB December 07, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Jeff Jeff Jeff Just wanted to say thanks I just another food card, welfare check, and I am going for a sticker for handicap, you know you have to work the system. So I can park up real close in my expensive car. I get all of this from you wealthy people
jeff December 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM
JB you should learn how to write first. Our taxes pay for dead beats like you we have no choice. It's to bad we can't figure out people like you from the beginning then we could put you out of your misery at birth! But as usual JB your welfare is on us!
JB December 07, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Jeff my man its people like you that make is so easy for us and I want to thank you some of us do leave the nest and some don't some of us have a good life thanks to all the wealthy people keep paying you taxes so the teachers and I can live better God Bless America
jeff December 07, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Of course I support teachers and teachers unions both of my parents are retired teachers. Speaking of teachers you need to hire one and learn how to write. It would be nice if you could find it in your heart to end your life so we can save a few bucks! Get job loser!
JB December 08, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Jeff your unhappiness is showing from when you were a child. You do need some HELP !!! You can find it in the yellow pages under (L) for looser The teachers and I love all the free money we get for doing nothing !!! gatta love those teachers they work the system as well as I do America what a fine place to live it's all free
jeff December 08, 2012 at 01:45 AM
JB I couldn't be happier! Im healthy, wealthy and wise! I know many teachers and can't say I know a single one that gets free money so again you have proven not only that your a dead beat loser but extremely stupid too. Your extreme jealousy only proves once again your a dead beat! Theres always Walmart for a career for yourself although I doubt they hire convicted pedophiles. I know you know all about free money as we the tax payers have to pay for your worthless ass to live in this great country of ours but we have no choice. If you could find it in your heart and hang yourself and save us all some money it would be much appreciated! What a wonderful xmas present that would be for all! HO Ho Ho the dead beat loser has to go!!
JB December 09, 2012 at 12:58 AM
jeff there seems to be a lot of anger with you . You really need some help!! You should check I think there is a DR Phil that works with a bunch of losers you would fit right into that group and maybe he could help some of those scum suckers of a teacher that all they do is complain . I still don't quite see it if your unhappy with you job just quit what is the big deal. Don't think any of them quit wonder why, maybe all the free money they get for 9 months of work and all the days off in-between Bet your dad wish he could have afforded an abortion years ago, would be one less at home now
jeff December 09, 2012 at 01:12 AM
JB its dead beat losers like yourself that hurt this economy its dead beat losers like yourself that complain about our teachers when you yourself do nothing to contribute to anything except being a burden to every living creature on earth! I wonder why losers like you live in America when you hate it so much? I know you like to mooch off of everyone its just what you do but If you could find the time to kill yourself we would really appreciate it. Tell your mom to keep working that corner but make sure she pays taxes on all that money she makes hookers are not tax exempt! If she turns enough tricks maybe she can hire that midget back and do the triple act with your sister. JB when your diaper is full call an adult!
Brian L. December 09, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Jeff...i just can't stay away from your eloquent posts and insults. So you are a retired 41 year old business starter who is also a veteran. That is very successful. Why on earth are you wasting your time with insults that could be formulated by a 12 year old? I especially liked the time you told JB he couldn't write...have you read any of your posts? I don't think you would get an A in english. You like to tell others that you wish death upon them (and I thought it was only me, bummer.) Have you looked into getting that hug I suggested? I'm pretty sure it will make you feel better. Maybe a sno cone as well. Those put a smile on most other children's faces. Or....a new train set? Well...just get something nice and maybe you can turn that frown upside down.
JB December 09, 2012 at 04:11 AM
jeff your anger is showing. Did you not get in touch with DR.Phil you know the looser DR. Where do you think I dont love America everything is free look at the teachers free money !! Free days off, summers off, kids not learning , let's give them a raise its America And for you PLEASE get some help !!!
jeff December 09, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Brian, He keeps dishing it out Im gonna dish it back. Why are you so prejudice against me being successful? Your against hard work that paid off? You hate veterans now too? So whats wrong with veterans? Are you upset that their not cowards like you? You ask me why am I wasting my time with childish insults and then you reply with them? lol Wow your a veteran hater and your anti small business too. What do you do besides hate America? Why do you live in this great country of ours if you hate it so much? Wow your an actual person who hates vets I know they exist just didn't think there were any around here your by far the the biggest coward I have ever seen on here. Let me know when you want to meet up for that sno cone.
jeff December 09, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Angry about what? Is your mom full already? That was quick! Does she get Sundays off at all?
JB December 09, 2012 at 04:41 AM
jeff still didn't get any help !!! Well you know a alcoholic doesn't have a problem and you a LOOSER don't have a problem Your not smart enough to see what a looser you really are, and the HELP you need
jeff December 09, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Help for what? Did you want to do my taxes? Whats this obsession with my success and happiness? When your mom gets done with the donkey show tell her I said hello!
JB December 09, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Jeff just like an alcoholic you talk to them and they don't need help and you a BIG LOOSER you don't need any help either. One day you will say JB you were right I was a BIG LOOSER and now I am just a looser
jeff December 09, 2012 at 05:18 AM
LOL Now your stutttttering! I don't drink much but thanks for the concern. Maybe you should lay off the sauce or you might end up like your mom turning tricks for cigarettes. Well, No that's no good you don't like to work and your to stupid for to get a job at Greed-Mart so just stick to living off of our tax dollars!
Nucky Thompson December 09, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Jb you better come up with some new material your getting your ass kicked and its pretty pathetic.
Nucky Thompson December 09, 2012 at 06:53 AM
jb my man you need some serious help!
Rob December 09, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Hey Jeff, just a quick question...if you started your own business when you were 29 and in the service previous to that, when were you in a Union?
jeff December 09, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I was in the service 90-93. I was in my trade union from 95-2004 I worked both my jobs until 2005. When my business doubled and then tripled I retired from my union and ran my company full time. Lots of hard work but well worth it. Why do you ask? Is that ok with you?
Nucky Thompson December 09, 2012 at 06:32 PM
dam jeff these idiots are really obsessed with you. I have a small part time business that me and my wife work at I guess I better check with Rob first to make sure its ok!
Rob December 13, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Yeah Nucky that's fine, thanks for asking! I was wondering because I see a lot of your posts and seemed funny that someone as accomplished as you would be so childish with their posts and opinions. We actually agree on 90% of our views, it's ashame that you can't argue as well as you sling the bs. I do enjoy reading the posts, do you and Nucky ever hit the stage together? Seems to me like Nucky is Abbott and you are Costello. Perhaps, if you associated with better people, you would learn to win your arguments instead of just sounding like a child. It doesn't help our side at all.
Nucky Thompson December 13, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Childish? You asked someone for a time line on their career? Wow! Yeah we do work the same stage together right before your mom performs we have to install the tripple heavy duty brass pole for her show!
Rob December 14, 2012 at 01:37 PM
LOL...you must work with Rickles too...really old material. Pretty funny stuff in back in Middle School. I asked because I was interested in his background, because we have very similar views and opinions. No concern of yours, I'm not trying to steal your only friend Nucky.
Nucky Thompson December 14, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I will agree.. Rickles is fun however you will never be. Yeah I'm on patch trying to make friends! lol I take it back you are funny! Fucking loser! lol

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