Burr Ridge District 180 teachers strike a deal
Updated: October 21, 2012 2:13PM
After working for more than a year without a contract, teachers in Burr Ridge Elemetary District 180 have a new deal.
The District 180 School Board unanimously approved an agreement Monday that gives the district’s 50-some teachers a 3.75 percent raise each year for the length of the 2011-2015 contract. The increase includes a 1.25 percent base salary hike and a 2.5 percent step increase, retroactive to Sept. 1, 2011.
“We are very excited that in the end, compromise worked out,” said Lynn Moynihan, president of the teachers bargaining unit, the Teachers of Palisades.
Teachers, who voted on the contract earlier in the day Monday, agreed to the board’s desire to lengthen the school day at Anne M. Jeans Elementary School by 20 minutes to match the length of the day at Burr Ridge Middle School. That change will go into effect at the start of 2013-14 school year.
“We are pleased with out outcome,” said School Board President Paula Dupont.
She said the contract “maintains a sound fiscal outlook,” and most importantly, it serves the children of District 180.
“That has been our focus all along,” she said. ~.