Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

By on April 13, 2010

Action saves 30 jobs, sports, clubs and activities
by Susan O’Neill
An agreement between the Kaneland School District teachers, administration and School Board will replace $1.1 million in the 2010-11 school year budget, saving 30 teaching and professional positions and restoring all middle school and high school sports, clubs and activities.

The KEA voted on the action on Sunday, and school officials and the association signed the letter of agreement on Monday evening.

By signing the agreement, the teachers forgo a 5.6 percent salary increase the association negotiated for 2010-11 as part of its three-year contract. This agreement extends the teachers’ contract, and allows for the 5.6 percent raises to take place in the 2011-12 school year.

Read this week’s Elburn Herald for more in-depth coverage.

One Comment

  1. RM

    April 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    My sincere thanks to all the teachers who voted to do this. We don’t need any more folks unemplyed in this economy. Hopefully things will improve enough that the raise won’t affect so many in 2011-12. Unfortunately, with continued poor management, I don’t think we can expect much help from the state.