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Reports: Geneva Education Association Ratifies 3-Year Contract

Teachers union vote garners three-fifths majority it needed for ratification. The School Board votes next.

Residents, educators and School Board members breathed a sigh and smiled Wednesday, when the Kane County Chronicle and Daily Herald posted a note that the Geneva Education Association voted Wednesday to ratify the tentative contract agreed upon in the wee hours of Monday morning.

The reports said more than a two-thirds majority of the GEA members voted to ratify the agreement.

The Board of Education and the GEA struck a confidentiality agreement that said details of the new three-year contract would not be made public until it was ratified by both parties.

School Board President Mark Grosso said after Monday's meeting that District 304 would call a special meeting for that purpose, most likely Monday or Tuesday.

The GEA vote almost certainly ends a negotiation process that had been going on since February. A strike was averted during an 11th-hour negotiation session that began Sunday afternoon.

 

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