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Silvis teachers ok contract; UT talks continue


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Posted Online: Sept. 28, 2012, 8:08 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
Teachers in the Silvis School District have approved a contract, while those in several other districts are still negotiating with officials.

"I was told by our union that our teachers approved the contract either yesterday or Wednesday," Silvis Superintendent Ray Bergles said on Friday. He said it must now be approved by the district's board of Education, something that could happen at the next meeting scheduled for Oct. 17.

The old contract expired on June 30, Mr. Bergles said. He declined to comment further on the contract pending its final approval.

Negotiations continue in the United Township High School District where the teachers' two-year contract expired July 31.

On Thursday, representatives of UTHS and the United Township Education Association issued a joint letter to the media stating negotiations were ongoing. The letter said both parties hoped to reach an agreement beneficial to all and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was being used.

The letter, signed by UT Superintendent Jay Morrow and Darla Austin, head of the UTEA, said neither side intended to issue further comment at this time.

Teacher contract negotiations also continue at three other public school districts in Rock Island County: the Rock Island-Milan School District, the East Moline Elementary District and the Black Hawk Area Special Education District.

The Moline School District finalized labor contracts in August.

Districts operating under existing contracts include the Hampton School District, the Carbon Cliff-Barstow School District, the Sherrard School District and the Rockridge School District.






















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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