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  • Cary teachers finally have contract Nov 2, 2011 5:22 PM
    Cary teachers and the Cary Elementary District 26 school board have finalized a three-year agreement that district leaders say will shore up the district’s finances. The new contract includes a 3-percent pay cut for the 2011-2012 school year and a pay freeze over the remaining two years.

  • Administrative jobs aplenty in Dist. 26 Oct 29, 2011 6:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: Cary Dist. 26 has the highest percentage of administrative staff in the area. One solution might be for Dist. 26 to eliminate two or three of their administrative positions and then the remaining staff could divide up those salaries among themselves.

  • Cary teachers union, school board reach tentative deal on all issues Oct 27, 2011 5:22 PM
    The Cary teachers union and school board announce they've reached a tentative agreement on all outstanding issues. A press release sent out Thursday afternoon says the contract will be presented to the union for ratification next week and the board shortly thereafter. Details will only be released once the deal is ratified.

  • Whooping cough cases jump to 25 in McHenry County Oct 26, 2011 5:05 PM
    The number of cases of whooping cough in McHenry County has jumped to 25 and now includes students in high school, middle school and elementary school.

  • Survey: District 26 administrators underpaid Oct 13, 2011 4:30 PM
    The results of an administrative review from Cary Elementary District 26 show administrative staff are overworked and the office understaffed. The results will not appease parents who have for months been asking why more cuts weren't made at the administrative level while the district was closing another school.

  • Wanted: minority parents for U-46 leadership program Sep 23, 2011 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is looking for parents to participate in its African-American Parent Leadership Institute or this year’s Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute

  • Still no agreement between Cary teachers and board Sep 22, 2011 11:13 AM
    The Cary Education Association and the Cary Elementary District 26 school board still have not reached an agreement on a new teacher contract for the 2011 school year and beyond.

  • Cary teachers union, board still ironing out differences Sep 8, 2011 5:25 PM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 school board and teachers union were unable to reach an agreement on a new teachers contract Wednesday night. The union spokeswoman says the two sides are trying to iron out the language. "Everyone is just making sure that they have all of their i's dotted and t's crossed," Annette Bear said. The union and board will meet again on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

  • Cary parents can be part of solution Sep 2, 2011 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says no one in Cary should be surprised that after an infusion of $15 million in new tax money, Elementary District 26 officials are still cutting. Parents can go a long way toward minimizing the blow of this right-sizing of the district.

  • Cary teachers, union reach tentative deal Sep 1, 2011 4:45 PM
    Representatives of the Cary Elementary District 26 school board and the teachers union will meet again next Wednesday to iron out details of a new contract agreement after reaching a tentative agreement late Wednesday night, officials said. School Board President Christopher Spoerl and Cary Education Association President Julia Curry both declined to give any information about the tentative agreement.

  • Workbooks late to arrive in Cary schools Aug 31, 2011 3:04 PM
    Students in some Cary Elementary District 26 classrooms are working off photocopied pages from math and spelling workbooks because not all of their materials arrived before the start of the school year.

  • Cary school board, union to meet again Aug 30, 2011 12:18 PM
    Cary Education Association members and the Cary Elementary District 26 school board will return to the negotiating table Wednesday night to try to finalize a contract for the next school year, at least.

  • Cary parents unite against Dist. 26 leaders Aug 29, 2011 11:22 PM
    About 30 Cary District 26 parents' first action to show a united front for better schools was to release a petition.

  • District 26 parents want music, art back in classrooms Aug 27, 2011 8:48 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 parents are trying to get together supplemental art classes for students. The district cut art, music and physical education last school year for budgetary reasons. Parents will meet Tuesday morning to discuss a plan.

  • Some D26 parents seek signatures for vote of no confidence in leaders Aug 27, 2011 8:46 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 parents will meet Monday night to share their concerns about decisions administration and the school board has made in recent years. The group, District 26 Parents with a Voice, will also petition a vote of no confidence.

  • Cary school board considers central office for savings Aug 25, 2011 2:10 PM
    Cary Elementary District 26 school board members have vowed to review administrative staffing levels. Some community members say the district has not trimmed enough from the administration in the face of deep cuts, which includes the closure of two schools.

  • Cary school board imposes ‘last-best’ offer for teachers Aug 16, 2011 4:21 PM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 school board will impose its last-best contract offer to start the 2011-2012 school year. That means teachers will start the new school year under the conditions of the board's final offer, which includes reductions in retirement and health care benefits, salary freeze and longer school days.

  • Cary school board says no to union Aug 10, 2011 5:37 PM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 school board and teachers union met Tuesday night to continue contract negotiations. The teachers offered a list of new concessions, but the district was unwilling to budge from its impasse declaration.

  • Cary 26 board says no to union Aug 6, 2011 6:14 PM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 school board has declined a request from the teachers union to enter into interest arbitration. In a letter to the teachers union on Friday, the school board vice president wrote that the district could not put the future in the hands of a third party.

  • Cary District 26 union wants final arbitration Aug 2, 2011 4:28 PM
    The Cary Education Association has invited the Cary Elementary District 26 school board to enter into interest arbitration to settle the ongoing teacher contract dispute.

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