For Genevans hoping and praying for a settlement prior to a Friday teachers-strike deadline, the initial news from Tuesday's negotiating session was mixed and a little sketchy.
School District 304 issued a press release and sent an email via 304 Connects informing the community that the Board of Education and the Geneva Education Association continued negotiations Tuesday evening with the help of a federal mediator.
"Proposals were exchanged, and both parties agreed to meet again on Thursday, Nov. 8," the release said.
As of 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, the GEA had not issued a press release regarding the issue or posted one on its website, gea4students.com.
Following the Oct. 26 negotiations session, the School Board and GEA released details and explanations of their respective offers to the public. Today's press release said updates on the negotiations process and strike planning will continue to be posted on the board’s negotiations webpage.
"The board remains committed to negotiating an agreement that is good for students, fair to teachers and fiscally responsible," the School Board's press release says.
The press release said the board and administration continue to plan for a potential strike, which could occur as early as Friday, Nov. 9, or anytime after.
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