The Bourbonnais Education Association have been negotiating a new contract for about a year and went on strike in March. The strike ended when March 11 when the school board and union reached an agreement. The union represents about 170 teachers within Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53.
This is a collection of all stories covering the negotiations.
Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 announced at about 9 p.m. Thursday that the week-long teacher strike has ended and school is set to resume Friday morning.
Lead negotiators from the school board and teachers union met one-on-one for about two and a half hours Monday to discuss the situation.
Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 teachers are going on strike today after the latest bargaining meeting failed to result in a contract agreement.
Another bargaining meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. today in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a contract for Bourbonnais elementary teachers.
There is still no deal reached on a teacher contract at Bourbonnais Elementary District 53 after a negotiating meeting that lasted over five hours on Thursday.
It’s back to the virtual bargaining table Thursday for the Bourbonnais Education Association and Bourbonnais Elementary School Board.
With Bourbonnais teachers on the brink of striking 11 months into contract negotiations, Superintendent Adam Ehrman has confirmed that any missed school days due to a strike would be made up during summer.
Bourbonnais Elementary School teachers gave approval for a strike as a possible option moving forward with contract negotiations that have been ongoing for 10 months.
The Bourbonnais Education Association is set to vote today on whether or not to authorize union leadership to initiate a teacher strike after 10 months of contract negotiations.
Seven months into negotiations, the Bourbonnais Education Association and Bourbonnais Elementary District 53 School Board are starting the mediation process to attempt to reach an agreement.
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Stephanie Markham joined the Daily Journal in February 2020 as the education reporter. She focuses on school boards as well as happenings and trends in local schools. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.
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