Teachers, board reach entative deal in D181

Teachers and board members in Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last week.

Bill Cotter, serving as acting board president at Monday’s school board meeting, announced that negotiating teams for the board and the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Teachers Association met Sept. 14 and came to consensus on a new four-year contract.

“Throughout the process, all parties were focused on ensuring a fair, multi-year contract that serves the best interests of all District 181 stakeholders: our students, teachers and the taxpayer community,” Cotter read from a prepared statement. “Once we are able to finalize the terms by both parties, we’ll share more details at an upcoming board meeting. As always, we thank you for your support of District 181, our students, and staff.”

Association members will vote on the deal next week, HCHTA negotiating team member Sarah Hoffman told The Hinsdalean.

Once the teachers ratify the contract, the board also will need to vote on it.