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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Contract Approved for Hinsdale Teachers (Updated on October 17)
October 17, 2014 – Hinsdale, IL – The District 86 School Board voted to approve the tentative agreement reached with the teachers last week.
John Bowman, president of the teachers’ association, was not surprised that the board approved the contract. “The school board met many of their goals in this negotiation, including pension reforms, reduced health-care costs, and structural changes to the salary schedule.”
“The board’s approval marks the end of the most contentious negotiation in my memory,” said Jeff Waterman, chief negotiator for the teachers.
The school board voted 4-3 to approve the contract. Mr. Kuhn, Ms. Gallo, Ms. Planson and Mr. Casini voted to approve.
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While no details have been released, the teachers have reached tentative agreement with the school board’s new negotiating team.
Teachers support two-year deal
that the board will approve our two-year compromise at Monday’s meeting, so we can build bridges instead of battling in the press.”
The school board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on October 6 at 7:00 PM in Hinsdale Central’s cafeteria. The venue was changed because over 1,000 people are expected to be in attendance.
The board majority of Skoda, Corcoran, Manley and Casini are at it again. They’ve sent out another glossy mailer, at taxpayer expense, filled with half-truths and deception touted as “fact.”
One of the biggest deceptions is their loud proclamations that the teachers’ proposal and the board’s proposal are $6,000,000 apart. Right on the cover of the latest glossy mailer this figure is superimposed on a photo of a pile of cash. Very subtle!
So, what are Mr. Skoda and Mr. Corcoran trying to imply with this figure? That the teachers’ proposal will cost $6,000,000 more than the district is currently spending, right?
This figure represents the difference the board majority calculates between the two proposals.
The board includes in this sensationalized figure the “savings” they claim their extreme proposal will include, implying the teachers’ proposal will cost the district $6,000,000 in new revenue.
Why don’t they compare the teachers’ proposal to the actual budget? They think the community won’t catch on to their shenanigans and instead be outraged that the teachers would be so greedy as to ask for $6,000,000 in new revenue.
So to avoid any confusion the board majority would like to continue to cultivate:
The teachers’ proposal creates a surplus.
The teachers’ proposal is sustainable.
The teachers’ proposal represents significant compromise.
The teachers’ proposal is competitive.
The board majority of Skoda, Corcoran, Manley and Casini just can’t shoot straight. Their extreme agenda is so full of holes they have nothing but deception left to advance it.
Our students and our community deserve better. Tell them to end the deception and accept the teachers’ proposal at BoE@hinsdale86.org.