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District 112 Contract Negotiations: The Story So Far

Highland Park's elementary and middle school teachers plan to go on strike on Oct. 16. Here's everything you need to know about their strained negotiations with the school board.

District 112 Contract Negotiations: The Story So Far

Last week, District 112 teachers said they would go on strike on Oct. 16.

Here's everything you need to know about why the negotiations between the Highland Park elementary and middle school teachers and the district are so strained and what will happen if things aren't resolved soon.

News

District 112 Prepares for Teachers' Strike
Highland Park's elementary and middle school district has assembled a contingency plan with the Park District and other organizations to provide programming for some of its 4,500 students, assuming the teachers go on strike.

District 112 Teachers Set Strike Date for Oct. 16
Unable to reach a contract agreement with the District 112 Board of Education, Highland Park's elementary and middle school teachers have set a date to strike.

District 112 Teachers Explain Intent to Strike
The union that represents Highland Park's elementary and middle school teachers says the school board is 'pinching on pennies.' A strike could begin in mid-October.

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District 112 Teachers File Intent to Strike
Highland Park elementary and middle school board president outlines contingency plans for alternative programming. The earliest the strike could happen is Oct. 12.

Readers React to Strained District 112 Negotiations
As the teachers' union for Highland Park elementary schools continues to disagree with the school board over its proposed contract, readers are chiming in with their opinions. 

District 112 Teachers Rally Before Board Meeting
Around 150 Highland Park teachers gathered with signs in hand to protest the elementary and middle school district's proposed contract. Negotiations have not gone far, and a full-on strike may be imminent.

District 112 Teachers Take First Step Towards Strike
Despite the help of a federal mediator, contract negotiations between teachers and the Highland Park elementary and middle school district are not going well.

Opinion

The Facts Behind District 112 Contract Negotiations
A skeptical reader tackles everything about the strained negotiations between Highland Park's elementary and middle school teachers and the school board, from property taxes to salary increases.

Getting Immersed in District 112 Teachers' Contract Negotiations
Ed Brill describes his attempt to learn all there is to know about the contentious contract negotiations between Highland Park's elementary and middle school district and its teachers.

Other resources

District 112 Negotiations Update Page
Read the district's updates about the contract negotiations, including letters by School Board President Bruce Hyman.

North Shore Education Association Blog
Get more details about the District 112 teacher union's grievances with the board's proposed contract, and find out more about the looming strike.

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