Tentative contract reached for Sherrard school district


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 17, 2014, 5:10 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
SHERRARD -- The school board and Sherrard Education Association have confirmed that a tentative agreement has been reached that could lead to a finalized contract.

The district has been without a contract since a three-year contract expired last fall. The union represents about 190 employees, including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, mechanics, custodians and cooks.

Union spokesman Todd Volkert said the two sides met early Sunday afternoon and talked until nearly midnight.

"It was a good 10 hours," said Mr. Volkert, who is a district teacher and coach.

The union membership is expected to vote on the proposed contract on Sunday, he said.

School board president Leslie Anderson said the school board will wait to see what the union does, then schedule a special meeting for its own vote.

Neither Mr. Volkert nor Ms.Anderson would discuss details of the potential contract.

























 




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






(More History)