UPDATE: Naperville CUSD 203, Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement
Date PostedAugust 24, 2021
A tentative agreement was reached between Naperville CUSD 203 and its teachers union on August 23. According to the district's website, a joint statement from the Naperville Unit Education Association (NUEA) and Naperville Community Unit School District 203 said:
"We are pleased to announce that at today’s mediation, the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Board of Education and the Naperville Unit Education Association (NUEA) have reached a tentative agreement on a multi-year contract. Additional information regarding the agreement will be shared pending ratification by the NUEA membership and approval by the Board of Education. We thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to this process."
Negotiations continue between the Naperville CUSD 203 Board of Education and the Naperville Unit Education Association (NUEA) after offers were posted with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board.
The issues remaining center on the use of family and parental leave, compensation for extra work, and salary. The board’s proposal, filed July 29 and posted August 10, would raise the average teacher salary to $89,064, and include an average salary increase of 3.6%; 40% of the teachers would receive at least a 4.0% increase and 72% would receive at least a 3.6% increase. The board is offering additional paid sick leave days and a higher cap on accumulated leave.
“The Board is committed to continuing negotiations with the NUEA throughout the public posting process and until a fair settlement is reached,” according to a statement on the district’s website.
The contract expired on June 30, 2021. The first day of student attendance is scheduled for August 19. Mediation sessions are scheduled for August 13, 17, and 18. With 1,100 teachers, Naperville CUSD 303 serves 16,500 students in 22 schools.