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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