No deal reached Thursday in Geneva teachers contract; bargaining to resume Friday night (Day 4)

Rafael Guerrero

December 7, 2018

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Geneva School District 304 teachers and administrators will meet again Friday after a Thursday night bargaining session failed to produce a contract deal.

Friday marks the fourth day of the Geneva Education Association’s strike.

A spokesperson for the Geneva Education Association said progress was made during Thursday’s bargaining session. The two sides will meet again at 6:30 p.m., the district said in a news release.

Both side are close in terms of pay increases. The chief sticking point is the pay structure, which the district wants to alter from the traditional steps-and-lanes setup that’s been in place, officials said.

Contract negotiations began in February; the current contract expired in August.

The district has 405 teachers and a student enrollment of about 5,800.

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