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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.