District 202 board to vote Monday on teachers pact

Updated 8/26/2016 4:11 PM

Lisle Unit District 202 school board members on Monday are expected to approve a new three-year contract with the district's teachers.

The proposed contract calls for an average annual salary increase of 3.88 percent in the first year of the pact and 3.38 percent in the second year. The third year's increase will be 3.38 percent.

The Lisle Education Association, which represents the district's roughly 150 teachers and other certified staff, ratified the agreement on Aug. 18.

"I really appreciate the hard work of the negotiating teams, which included 11 teachers, three administrators, and two board members," Superintendent Keith Filipiak said Friday.

Filipiak said the teams met about 15 times over a six-month period.

"The tone throughout the entire process was extremely collaborative and focused on developing a contract which was fair and competitive relative to our surrounding school districts, while also being fiscally responsible to our constituents," Filipiak said.

The annual raise amounts were determined by comparing District 202 to neighboring districts such as Naperville Unit District 203, Indian Prairie Unit District 204 and Wheaton Warrenville District 200.

"We felt that was consistent with the raises they gave over the next three years," Filipiak said.

Seventeen percent of District 202's certified staff are at the top of the pay scale. Right now, they are paid a base salary of $100,788 a year. Teachers at the bottom of the scale make $41,817 a year.

In addition to the annual pay raises, key changes to the proposed agreement include:

• The addition of one in-service day to the work year calendar starting with the 2016-2017 school year.

• More than 20 changes to the extra duty schedule, including an increase in the rates paid to timekeepers, scorekeepers and announcers.

• Updates and clarifications of some language in the contract that is about to expire.

District 202 serves about 1,500 students in one high school, one junior high and two elementary schools.

The vote on the contract will come during a special meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 5211 Center Ave., Lisle.

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