Representatives of the East Moline Education Association reached a tentative agreement with the school district after meeting with Superintendent Kristin Humphries and board member Robert Anderson on Monday.
Employees of the district have been without a contract since June 30, said Mr. Humphries. He would not disclose the length or details of the new agreement.
District employees showed up in force at the Nov. 28 school board meeting to demand a new agreement and ask for raises.
"I've been in education for 34 years, and we've always had a contract," said Roberta Kellinson, an intervention coordinator for the district. "We work countless hours before school, after school, we spend thousands of dollars out of our own pockets to purchase items we need to enhance education."
Board members will vote whether to approve the new agreement at the next meeting Dec. 19.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.