Posts tagged District 209
PROVISO TEACHERS’ UNION REJECTS TRUCE AS STRIKE KEEPS 4,200 STUDENTS OUT FOR 8 DAYS
March 21, 2022 // The Proviso teachers’ union declared the strike over compensation March 4, canceling classes for the district’s 4,200 students for 8 days so far. The local school board tried to call a time-out to get students back in class, but the union refused.
Proviso Teachers Strike For First Time In Two Decades
March 7, 2022 // Proviso teachers have been working without a contract since last June. The average teacher salary in D209 is around $76,000 — nearly 30% lower than the roughly $87,000 average of high school districts in the Chicago area, according to an analysis of state data provided by teachers. The average teaching experience in the district is roughly 13 years and about three quarters of teachers in D209 have a master’s degree.
Tensions Flare Again Amid D209 Teacher Contract Talks
February 27, 2022 // The Proviso Teachers Union (PTU) and District 209 administrators could not come to a collective bargaining agreement during the most recent federally mediated session held Feb. 23, PTU leaders said.
‘Our Patience Has Run Out’ — Proviso Teachers Union Sets Feb. 18 Strike Date
February 16, 2022 // As of the 2020-21 school year, the average teacher salary over the last five years in D209 was $75,698, well below Morton District 201 ($83,323), Leyden District 212 ($96,416) and Oak Park and River Forest District 200 ($104,887).