READ: Find Out Which Each Side Wants in the Contract Talks
The current four-year contract expired last month. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 377 teachers at Hinsdale South and Central, have already authorized a strike in the fall should both sides fail to reach an agreement.
District officials held a press conference Monday to go over the terms they're asking for, as well as outline their goals when it comes to negotiations.
READ: Follow Patch's Coverage of the District 86 Teachers' Contract Negotiations
"Our overriding aim is two-fold: We remain committed to delivering uninterrupted quality education to our students and what is best for them, as they are our primary focus.(; w)e want to be able to provide long-term sustainability of this District in the future which will enable us to continue to provide state of the Art instruction to our future students," Dr. Rick Skoda, district board president, stated in a press release given at the press conference Monday, July 14.
This will be the third bargaining session for the two parties, which met with a mediator June 26 and July 3. The first session lasted four-and-a-half hours.
Patch outlines what each side is asking for in the contract bargaining talks for Hinsdale District 86 teachers.