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SPECIAL DISPATCH - Special Board Meeting Re: Teacher Contract Offer October 17, 2017

MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT 202

October 17, 2017

The Board of Education wants to update the community about the contract negotiations between the Board and the Association of Plainfield Teachers (APT). The Board and administration know how unsettling this situation is for our students and their families, as well as our teachers and other staff members. 

Over the weekend, the APT voted to strike if negotiations fail. The earliest the strike can commence is November 1, 2017.

The Board has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Plainfield South High School, to review the Board’s most recent offer to the APT as well as the research and findings supporting the offer.  

Public comment will be taken after the presentation.  

Board meetings are business meetings held in public, they are not public hearings. As a matter of long standing practice, Board members typically do not answer questions from the Board table. Negotiations are still ongoing, so it would be inappropriate for the Board to answer questions Wednesday. Doing so could potentially subject the District to an unfair labor practice charge.  In the interest of transparency, however, the Board intends to respond to all pertinent questions asked via the D202 website to the extent possible.

The Board remains committed to resolving this matter without disruption to the educational process.  To that end, a  bargaining session has been scheduled with APT for Thursday morning, October 19, 2017.

Additional information will be shared after that session.

 

Greg Nichols

President

Plainfield District 202 Board of Education.

 



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