The teachers strike in Prospect Heights School District 23 continues Thursday after a union vote on a new, four-year contract proposal got delayed.
The contract vote by Prospect Heights Education Association members was initially slated for Wednesday evening, school board representatives previously stated. The union is now expected to consider the contract proposal on Thursday.
A Wednesday night statement from the union said: "At this time there is no tentative contract. PHEA continued with negotiations throughout the day and into the early evening. Due to the Jewish holiday many PHEA members were unavailable to attend an evening meeting. Therefore, the PHEA will be conducting a member meeting on Thursday."
Teachers in Prospect Heights School District 23 have been on strike since September 16. Salaries have been a key sticking point in the contract negotiations.
UPDATE (2:51 p.m.): The Prospect Heights Education Association voted down the school district's contract proposal on Thursday.
Teachers voted against the proposal, in part, because it "does not do enough to move committee work outside of the school day," explained PHEA's Bob Miller.
"Teachers will continue to be pulled out of the classroom, which disrupts student learning," he said.