Lake Forest High School Contract Still Awaiting Teacher Approval

Hope for resolution before school breaks for holidays.


Lake Forest High School teachers are awaiting to view the final version of the one-year contract between the Lake Forest Education Association (LFEA) and School District 115 following recent subcommittee meetings to iron out the language.

Chuck Gress, LFEA's media liaison and a math teacher at the high school, said Thursday that a tentative agreement was reached on the contract language done at a subcommittee level comprised of members from both sides.

"We finalizing the actual document and then we make it available to the teachers to view for five days, then we schedule a date to vote on the contract," Gress explained.

"We're hoping to have it done before the holidays," he added.

After months of negotiations dating back to April, the Board of Education announced Nov. 18 that a tentative one-year agreement had been reached. The teachers have been working without a contract since June 30.

The agreement came after LFEA informational pickets followed a notice of strike letter.

The one-year agreement calls for a freeze in teacher salaries, and no change in health or retirement benefits.

Negotiations for a new contract are expected to begin next year.

Visit our complete coverage of the Lake Forest High School teacher negotiations.


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