Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze
Action saves 30 jobs, sports, clubs and activities
by Susan Oâ€™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 teachersâ€™ contract, and allows for the 5.6 percent raises to take place in the 2011-12 school year.
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