Grayslake, District 46 teachers on strike
Teachers in School District 46 are officially on strike Wednesday morning after failing to reach a deal with the school district Tuesday night.
Parents will be notified by phone and on the district website.
Teachers in School District 46 and the teachers union met in the far northern suburbs Tuesday night in a final attempt to agree on a contract before a strike Wednesdaymorning. The two sides have been negotiating on and off for the better part of the last year. The last contract ended in July.
At the heart of the negotiation is teacher pay. Teachers came down from their original offer and are looking for an increase of less than two percent. The district wants no raises and has offered a $1000 stipend instead.
District 46 has seven schools that serve parts of Grayslake, Third Lake, Hainesville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach and Lake Villa.
325 teachers and nearly 4000 elementary students would be affected. The district plans to open two schools in Grayslake and Hainesville with adult supervision. so students have a place to go.
The district has made preparations to keep Meadowview School in Grayslake and Prairieview School in Hainesville open and staffed with adults for children who need someplace safe to spend their days.
The latest info can be found at www.d46.org