New contract for District 59 teaching assistants
The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 board has inked a new five-year contract with the union representing secretaries, teaching assistants and tutors.
Under the new agreement, members of the Educational Support Professionals group of the District Education Association will earn average salary increases of 3.5% next school year, followed by 3.25%, 3.25%, 3.25% and 3% in the successive years.
The school board unanimously approved the deal Monday, and union membership ratified it last Friday. Bargaining teams for both sides started negotiations for a successor to the expiring four-year agreement in the spring. The new deal run through June 2026.