Education, Local News

District 153, teachers’ union reach contract agreement

The District 153 school board and the Homewood Education Association, representing teachers in the district, have reached agreement on a two-year contract.

The union represents about 180 certified teachers and 120 non-certified personnel. The agreement extends to June 2024.

The union had approved the agreement prior to the board approving the contract at its June 13 meeting, according to Superintendent Scott McAlister. The overall wage increase is 3.9%, although some non-certified categories received a higher increase to keep salaries competitive.

In 2017, the district and HEA agreed to new . . .

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