Saturday, November 10, 2012
Parents: What was it like for your kids in school? Did teachers talk about the pending strike? How do they feel about it? Does it register as important, or is it more of a "Yay, no school" situation.
Friday's school day felt a little awkward for a lot of folks. Because negotiations ran late into Thursday night, parents didn't know whether there would be school Friday, the first day the Geneva Education Association had the option to strike. School happened, as they say, but it was an early dismissal day, and still there was no announcement until after 10 a.m. There was a Veterans Day event at the middle schools, students were in the classrooms and everyone tried to go about their usual business. Some teachers talked about the pending strike openly, others didn't mention it at all. I was driving down a Geneva side street about the time school was getting out, and I saw kids, literally, dancing in the streets. For many of them, the strike…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Geneva Education Association says Geneva teachers will go on strike Monday.
A Geneva Education Association press release says a teachers strike will happen Monday. Geneva Education Association President Carol Young says Thursday's 10-hour negotiating session was productive but did not result in an agreement. Young said the GEA offered to meet over the weekend, but the School Board task force said Tuesday would be the soonest that talks could resume. The board has a meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday. A press release from School District 304 is expected later this morning. Geneva Patch will update this post when additional information is available. Here's the GEA press release: The following statement may be attributed to Carol Young, president of the Geneva Education Association (GEA). “The GEA negotiation …
School Board President Mark Grosso said Friday morning that no deal had been reached during Thursday night's negotiations between the School Board and the Geneva Education Association.
Geneva School Board President Mark Grosso said at 7:30 a.m. Friday that last night's teachers contract negotiations went past 11 p.m. but no settlement. Grosso said he expected a press release would be distributed later this morning but could make no further comment. "We have not reached a tentative agreement," he said. The Geneva Education Association filed its notice of intent to strike on Oct. 26, and a walkout could take place as soon as today. Information about negotiations and the potential strike will be communicated through emails to families, District 304’s emergency notification system, 304Connects, local media and the School Board’s negotiations webpage. Geneva Patch will update this article as soon as additional information is …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here's a school-by-school checklist for parents of students planning to attend school, including school hours, entrance points, cafeteria offerings, parking, special classes and more.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Geneva teachers union announced Friday that a teachers strike would begin Monday, Nov. 12. The Board of Education negotiations task force and the GEA are meeting Sunday, Nov. 11, but in case of a strike, here are links to additional details on what activities will be offered, when and where students will meet, and how best to access schools during a work stoppage, courtesy of Geneva School District 304: Information about negotiations and the potential strike will be communicated through emails to families, District 304’s emergency notification system, 304Connects, local media and the School Board’s negotiations webpage. If a walkout takes place, School District 304 officials intend to provide a safe haven for students during the school…