Mundelein High teachers get two-year labor contract

  • Mundelein High School teachers and other employees will get raises under a new, two-year contract.

    Mundelein High School teachers and other employees will get raises under a new, two-year contract. Daily Herald File Photo, 2018

 
 
Updated 6/18/2020 4:46 PM

Mundelein High School teachers will get pay raises under a new, two-year labor contract.

The pact also covers counselors, social workers, psychologists and other certified employees on the Mundelein High payroll. All are represented by the Mundelein Education Association union.

 

In total, 155 employees are affected.

The average annual salary for certified employees will increase about 3.3% starting July 1 to $94,285, up from $91,232, school spokesman Ron Girard said.

The average salary for the 2022 fiscal year is expected to be $98,442, but that could change based on retirements and other staffing changes, said Shane McCreery, the school's human resources director.

District 120 school board members approved the deal Tuesday night. The union approved it last week.

The previous contract is set to expire June 30.

Aside from pay, no significant employee benefits are changing in the new contract, school spokesman Ron Girard said.

Negotiations took two months and were collaborative, Girard said.

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The district has a history of four-year teacher contracts, including the previous deal. The new pact is only for two years because of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, board member Laura Mellon said.

The two sides came together relatively quickly during negotiations because of the ongoing crisis, too, Mellon said.

"I'm really appreciative," she said.

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