Federal mediator joining talks between Kaneland 302 school board, teachers union

Updated 5/28/2019 8:29 PM

Contract negotiations between the Kaneland Unit School District 302 school board and the teachers union will now be aided by a federal mediator, the two sides announced in a joint news release Tuesday afternoon.

Representatives from the school board and the Kaneland Education Association have met 16 times since contract negotiations began in November. According to the news release, the two sides have found common ground on many topics. But the teachers union requested a federal mediator because several significant topics remain, and they would like to complete talks before the start of the next school year.


The two sides met again on Tuesday, according to the news release.

Kaneland 302 serves all or parts of Aurora, Cortland, Elburn, Kaneville, Maple Park, Montgomery, North Aurora, Sugar Grove and Virgil.

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