Geneva teachers, back to work as union and Board of Education agree on contract
The Geneva School District 304 Board of Education and the local teachers union have reached agreement on a new five-year contract.
Word of a settlement came in the form of a press release from the board early Tuesday morning, and all classes and school activities are immediately set to resume. A formal vote by the District 304 School Board is scheduled for later this week.
Teachers walked off the job Dec. 4 in a dispute that largely centered on teacher salaries. On Tuesday, details about the agreement had still not been made public.
At one point, board officials offered raises of nearly $13,000 for full-time teachers on the salary schedule over the life of the four-year contract.
“The Board would like to thank the community for their ongoing support of our schools and students," officials said in the release. “We look forward to working together with our teachers to maintain and enhance the high quality education provided in District 304.”