More than 200 school superintendents, principals and administrators from throughout Illinois are expected to descend upon Springfield this week to push for passage of Senate Bill 16.
Galesburg School District administrators and teachers spent around 20 hours at the bargaining table this week but adjourned without a new deal.
Galesburg teachers and the school district are back at the bargaining table after a marathon meeting Tuesday.
Negotiations have resumed between the Galesburg school district and its teachers.
Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted down the latest contract proposal from administrators Tuesday night.
Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” Thursday night to file a 10-day intent-to-strike notice.
The founder a private school in Atlanta, Ga. paid the Galesburg School district a visit last October, leaving the staff inspired by his teaching methods.
Galesburg School District #205 board members voted unanimously to begin a One-to-One computer program this fall so all District #205 students will get free Chromebooks of their own at the beginning of next year.
More than a dozen security cameras will be added to a newly renovated school in Galesburg.