LFHS Issues Update on Teacher Contract Negotiations
The Lake Forest Education Association teachers’ union (LFEA) says the announcement "provides no new information" and that it will "stand behind" its compiled numbers.
The Lake Forest High School District 115 Board of Education announced Friday its projected salary schedules for teachers for the next three years.
"The Board of Education's 3-year proposal includes average raises of 2.6% for the first year, 3.4% for the second year, and for the third year, a formula based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI)," according to D115's website.
The proposal has also been published to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board for review. Residents can also download a PDF of the materials.
Meanwhile for the Lake Forest Education Association teachers’ union (LFEA), the announcement doesn't move salary talks forward.
"There is no new information presented in the Board’s new posting on the school website. We continue to stand behind the numbers compiled by Larry Frank, an Illinois expert on the school budgeting process, hired by the LFEA." wrote Chuck Gress in an email to Patch.
The LFEA had issued a Notice of Intent to Strike to the Board on Aug. 23. The notice indicated that teachers would stop work on Sept. 12 if no agreement is reached with the Lake Forest High School District 115 Board of Education.
"We hope that we have real news for you after the next collective bargaining session on Sept. 6," Gress said.
Stay tuned for comment from the board.