one-year contract

School Districts Deal with Budget Uncertainty

Aug 2, 2012

School districts in Illinois are finding different ways to deal with the uncertainty over state funding and how it will pay for teachers' pensions in the future.

The Schuyler-Industry district has found one-year labor contracts to be one strategy.

Superintendent Mat Plater says the school board and the teachers union find it to be fair to both sides.

He says, “We didn't want to tie or punish either side by committing to something longer term knowing that the state might make some changes.”