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Plainfield District 202 reaches tentative teacher contract agreement

10/27/2017, 7:01 a.m.
Plainfield School District 202 has announced that its reached a tentative agreement to addresses key concerns of both the APT ...
Concerned residents crowded in to the Plainfield South High School auditorium on Oct. 18 to voice their concerns regarding contract negotiations with the teacher's union. Photo by Brock A. Stein

Plainfield School District 202 has announced that its reached a tentative agreement to addresses key concerns of both the APT and the district, including several issues raised at the October 18, 2017 special Board of Education meeting.

APT membership is expected to vote on the tentative agreement on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Results will be shared after 7 p.m. that evening.

The APT this year represents about 1,900 classroom teachers and other certified staff.

A press release from the district states emphatically that "THERE IS NO IMMINENT STRIKE DATE SET."

Therefore, Parent-Teacher conferences will be held as scheduled on Thursday and Friday, November 2 and 3, 2017.

“We feel this agreement addresses the needs of our membership and will help attract and retain talented educators both now and in the future,” said APT President Dawn Bullock in the statement.

“The Board of Education truly values our teachers and certified staff and the work they do every day for our students, families and schools,” said District 202 Board of Education President Greg Nichols.

“We believe this agreement allows us to support our certified staff appropriately and continue to be good stewards of the community’s resources,” he said.

The press release also states that "Specific details of the tentative agreement will not be shared at this time" regarding the new contract.