Tentative Contract for Round Lake Area Schools

From the district’s negotiations update page:

Tonight, after an extensive daylong session of negotiations conducted under the guidance of a federal mediator, Round Lake Area School District 116 and the Education Association of Round Lake (the Association), the bargaining unit that represents the District’s 565 certified teachers and non-certified staff members, reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new contract. The terms of the new agreement will not be disclosed, pending ratification by the full membership of the Association and the District Board of Education and School Finance Authority.

I want to thank the fine folks on both sides who put in many many hours to get this done. This agreement should let us get our focus back to improving the district, increasing student achievement and ensuring that students in Round Lake get a world-class education. As indicated, this deal needs to be approved by all sides before terms are disclosed, then I will be happy to share them.