Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/13/2014 4:13 PM

New contract for teachers at Libertyville High, Vernon Hills High

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

Teachers at Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools will receive modest raises in each of the next five years under the terms of a newly approved contract extension.

The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board on Monday approved the deal for the sister schools. An estimated 264 teachers are affected, district spokeswoman Mary Todoric said.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The contract, already ratified by the teachers union, was effective immediately. The deal expires in June 2018.

The teachers had been in the second year of a three-year contract that was set to expire in June 2015.

"The board, administration and union began talks in late winter to possibly extend the contract," Todoric told the Daily Herald in an email. "Both the board and administration and (the) union believed that the previous agreement was fair to teachers and responsible to taxpayers."

Under the terms of the deal, the teachers will receive 3.5 percent salary increases in each of the next five years.

Under the terms of the deal, the starting salary for a new teacher will be $50,647 -- the same figure in the previous contract.

The average salary will remain unchanged, too, staying at $70,000.

The new contract includes bonuses for teachers who hit significant student achievement targets, as did the previous deal.

Such bonuses for teachers are rare, state education officials have said. In Lake County, Lincolnshire-Prairie View Elementary District 103 teachers can qualify for similar payouts.

Partial college tuition reimbursements for approved graduate coursework also is included in the deal.

The contract "allows us to attract, hire and retain a world-class teaching staff," Superintendent Prentiss Lea said in a news release.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.