U-46 Board Will Vote Monday on Extending Elgin Teachers Contract One Year
The Elgin Teachers Association on Tuesday voted to ratify a one-year contract extension for the 2017-18 school year.
The tentative agreement with the ETA, the professional organization that represents the district’s 2,400 teachers, will next go before the U-46 Board of Education for a vote on Monday, March 6.
The agreement honors all current teacher compensation and benefits, including “step” and “lane” increases under the teacher salary model. A “step” increase refers to a teacher’s years of experience while a “lane” increase refers to a teacher’s level of education. The tentative agreement calls for a base salary increase of 0.94 percent with an average step increase of 3.1 percent. A presentation of the agreement can be found here.
The one-year extension is set to expire Aug. 10, 2018. District and ETA joint committees addressing teacher workload, special education, compensation, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support will identify and research current and emerging best practices within those topics, and make recommendations on each to district and ETA leadership as they look toward developing a multi-year contract.
Proposed Salary Increases
SOURCE: U-46 presentation of the agreement
School District U-46 serves families in 11 communities across 90 square miles within Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The district is nestled in the Fox River Valley, approximately 45 minutes west of downtown Chicago, and includes communities within Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. Nearly 40,000 pre-schoolers through 12th graders attend the 57 district schools and programs. To learn more, visit the U-46 website, or like U-46 on Facebook and follow on Twitter.