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Contract Ratification Will Be Delayed

Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school district faculty might approve a tentative contract soon, but it can not be made official until next month. Superintendent Matt Plater says negotiations resulted in a pair of offers for faculty members to consider. However, the former teachers union ceased to exist when the Industry and Schuyler districts merged. Plater says the Illinois Education Association has applied to be the bargaining agent for the faculty, but it has not yet been approved by the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. Plater expects the local teachers union to be approved by mid-September. He says then an official vote will be scheduled on a contract for the 102 certified teachers.