West Chicago District 33 appears to be headed for a strike starting Monday, February 4th.
Negotiations have been ongoing for 16 months. Issues that remain unsettled include class size, teacher appraisal, salary, health insurance, and retirement provisions for employees, officials have said. The school board declared an impasse last month.
Barrington District 220 has now set a date of Feb. 21 to strike if no agreement is reached.
Barrington Unit District 220′s school board and teachers union have agreed to shift the timeline for their post-impasse contract negotiations by one day, pushing the earliest possible start of a teachers’ strike out to Feb. 21.
That also allows Wednesday night’s scheduled negotiations to take place before the deadline for both sides to submit their last and final offers to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board — now 5 p.m. Thursday.
This follows the 3 day strike in Grayslake just 2 weeks ago and multiple other strikes this school year.