No school Tuesday in Dist. 156, but negotiations resume
McHenry High School District 156 schools will remain closed through today after a marathon 12-hour negotiation session Sunday between the school board and the teachers union failed to produce a new contract.
The parties resumed talks Monday night, according to a post on the teachers union's webpage.
The district's campuses were closed for its 2,550 students Thursday and Friday after negotiations broke down early Thursday.
After failing to reach a contract agreement Friday, the two parties resumed negotiations at 1 p.m. Sunday. Talks ended around 1:30 a.m. Monday with no resolution on the salary schedule, a major point of contention for both sides, said Heidie Dunn, spokeswoman for the McHenry County High School Educators Association.
"We want to stick to the salary schedule that has been the tradition in our district," Dunn said. "The board is looking to alter that or eliminate it altogether. Both sides exchanged proposals but didn't reach an agreement."