Board, LFEA Fail to Come to an Agreement After 14 Hours of Negotiations
Lake Forest High School strike will continue into its 6th day on Tuesday.
Despite meeting for over 14 hours, the Lake Forest High School teachers' union and school board failed to come to an agreement Monday. The strike will continue into Tuesday, while LFHS will still continue with a mandatory attendance day and a full schedule of programming.
A statement issued by the board late Monday night noted that the Board had "reaffirmed that it had taken the two-tiered salary schedule off the table, and expected substantive movement from the Union on their salary proposal." However, the parties were not able to settle on the issue of salary.
The statement also noted that the Board agreed to bring in a neutral third party to review and verify the the claim by the LFEA that the district's fund balance will grow by over $20 million over the next three years. The Board noted that the union declined to meet with the independent reviewer.
At the time of publication, the LFEA could not be reached for comment.
Negotiations will resume at 3 p.m. tomorrow.