Grayslake schools begin planning for teacher strike
news-sun staff report January 13, 2013 9:01AM
Updated: February 15, 2013 6:23AM
GRAYSLAKE — Community Consolidated School District 46 officials are warning parents to prepare for a possible teachers’ strike.
Negotiations between teachers and the school board is set to resume Tuesday, Jan. 15, after the parties failed to reach an agreement after a six-hour bargaining session Friday night. Teachers have been seeking a new contract with the district since nearly a year ago.
District 46 Superintendent Ellen Correll suggested to parents in an e-mail “that you begin planning for a strike and any needed child care.”
Teachers have set a Wednesday strike date.
“I know this is a very challenging situation for all of you and it is our hope that an agreement can be reached,” Correll said.
She said that in the event of a strike, some child care options will be offered at Meadowview and Prairieview schools.