Peoria Public Radio News
12:38 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Dunlap Schools and teachers union release contract agreement details

Dunlap Schools and the Education Association in that district are releasing the details of a tentative contract agreement between the two.

The three-year deal includes salary increases averaging more than two-and-a-half percent over the life of the contract. Raises will be based on years of service and additional education with no increases to the base salary for the first two years. There will also be increases in contributions to the Teacher Retirement System for the last two years of the deal with a less than one-percent increase to the base salary the third year. 

The Dunlap School District and teachers union began negotiating a contract last April. A tentative agreement was made between the two in July, but was voted down by the Education Association the next month. The current agreement was reached after one session with a mediator on January 13th. 

The agreement comes as Dunlap looks to fill a more than two-million-dollar deficit. That could include layoffs and cutting programs. The Board of Education will vote on the contract agreement next Monday.