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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.