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Bargaining Update October 14, 2016
Rich Township High School District 227
and the
Rich Township High School Education Association, IEA-NEA
Bargaining Update October 14, 2016

This joint letter from the Rich Township High School District 227 and the Rich Township High School Education Association, IEA-NEA (RTHSEA), is to update teachers, administrators, support staff, and all stakeholders in the Rich Township High School District 227 community of the status of and progress towards a new agreement between the District and the RTHSEA.

The parties have had several interest-based sessions. Through collegial and collaborative conversations, we have been able to tackle contractual issues using a problem-solving approach. We are pleased to report that utilizing this process we have reached agreement on contract language involving classroom and building safety, class size, teacher discipline, evaluations, and RIF’s. We plan to continue our work by discussing issues surrounding extra-duty/extra schedule.

You can expect joint communications, such as this, periodically from the team; but please understand that in order to maintain the integrity and trust necessary for the success of the interest-based process, we will be unable to provide more specific details on the matters being discussed at this time.

As we have stated in a previous communication, this process thus far has resulted in positive community-building conversations. We look forward to continuing this positive and collaborative approach not only at the negotiating table but also as we continue to work together daily to serve the Rich Township High School District 227 community .
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