District 26 to vote Tuesday on bonus for late employee's family

Daily Herald report
Updated 6/18/2018 4:37 PM

River Trails Elementary District 26 school board members are scheduled to hold a second vote Tuesday on whether to provide a roughly $50,000 bonus to the family of Debbie Platz, a longtime employee who died last month just days before her retirement, officials said.

The school board meeting is set for 7 p.m. at District 26 headquarters, 1900 E. Kensington Road in Mount Prospect.


At the time of her death last month, Debbie Platz of Mount Prospect was six days from completing a full 29 years as a district employee. That would have qualified her for a retirement bonus of one year's salary under a River Trails Education Association union contract expiring June 30. Board members earlier this month voted 3-3 on whether to give the bonus to Platz's family.

The 62-year-old Platz died May 28 from injuries suffered after a motorcycle she was riding on crashed in North Barrington.

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