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Glenbard Board of Education approves teachers contract

The Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education on June 11 approved a five-year contract agreement with the Glenbard Education Association, the union that represents the district’s certified staff. GEA members ratified the pact on May 24.

The contract takes effect Aug. 10, 2012. It includes a 0.5 percent increase on the base salary in the first year. The following are the increases for subsequent years:
Year 2 0.5% increase on base
Year 3 0.75% increase on base
Year 4 1.0% increase on base
Year 5 1.5% increase on base

“We are very excited to have reached an agreement with the excellent teachers in the Glenbard high schools,” said Board of Education President Rich Heim. “We believe that this contract ensures financial health for the district over the next five years. All of our students will benefit from the continuation of the tradition of excellence in our classrooms.”

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services Rod Molek said, “We are very pleased with the highly collaborative approach of all parties involved in negotiating this contract. The School Board and the teachers association kept the needs of the students at the front of all discussions.”

The Glenbard Education Association represents 598 Glenbard employees, including counselors, department chairmen, nurses and all other certified staff members.

Glenbard Education Association (GEA) negotiations chairman Steve Wiersum said, "The GEA is very pleased with this contract. It was the result of years of teamwork and trust building between the GEA, the administration and school board. This contract is good for students, teachers and the school board.”

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