Board of Education Approves One-Year Teacher Contract
At its Tuesday, May 19, 2020 meeting, the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Board of Education approved a new one-year contract for the Naperville Unit Education Association (NUEA).
Naperville 203 Board of Education and educators determined that a one-year contract was the most appropriate given the current uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on education this year and into the next school year.
“This one year contract provides the time needed to see how the educational landscape changes based on the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dan Bridges, Superintendent. “Our teachers have risen to the occasion during Remote Learning to provide our students the best possible education during a very difficult time in our lives.”
Collaboration and meaningful communication among administrators and educators was a key component of the contract discussions. This contract begins on the first teacher employment day of the 2020-2021 school year and runs through June 30, 2021. In the fall of 2020, the next contract negotiations will begin.
“These are unprecedented times, and in this time of tremendous uncertainty, it is clearly in everyone’s best interest to secure a contract for the next year that provides stability for staff and affordability for the district,” said Dan Iverson, President, Naperville Unit Education Association. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the District as we navigate these times together so that we can continue to provide a world-class education for the students of District 203.”
Key terms of the new contract include:
One year roll-over contract for the 2020-2021 school year.
The base salary increase will be 67% of the Consumer Price Index or 1.27%.
The average returning teacher salary increase will be 3.29%.
“This new contract prioritizes the excellent education and fiscal stewardship our community has come to expect of our educators and District administration as we navigate uncertain times,” said Board President Kristin Fitzgerald.