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No Deal Struck Thursday Night in Geneva Teachers Contract Talks, Press Release Coming Later This Morning

School Board President Mark Grosso said Friday morning that no deal had been reached during Thursday night's negotiations between the School Board and the Geneva Education Association.

Geneva School Board President Mark Grosso said at 7:30 a.m. Friday that last night's teachers contract negotiations went past 11 p.m. but no settlement.

Grosso said he expected a press release would be distributed later this morning but could make no further comment.

"We have not reached a tentative agreement," he said.

The Geneva Education Association filed its notice of intent to strike on Oct. 26, and a walkout could take place as soon as today.

Information about negotiations and the potential strike will be communicated through emails to families, District 304’s emergency notification system, 304Connects, local media and the School Board’s negotiations webpage.

Geneva Patch will update this article as soon as additional information is available.



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Sal November 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I think the High School had 5 LCD projectors worth over $1000 ea "walk away" last year.
Sal November 10, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Maybe...or maybe not
Bob McQuillan November 10, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I think everyone is jumping to conclusions on this situation because we have only heard one side of the story. Something isn't adding up here. Sounds to me that the BOE suggested all teachers remove their personal belongings prior to end of school on Friday IN CASE a strike occurred. Don't know exactly what the letter said because, to my knowledge, it has not be posted. If that is true, the teacher did nothing wrong. As to the U-Haul, no one knows what personal items she had in the classroom. Maybe there was furniture that was bulky and wouldn't fit in the minivan. No one has seen or said what exactly was taken out of the classroom. Maybe the U-Haul was not empty prior to her going to the school. Maybe her husband works for U-Haul and they got it free and had to use it after normal hours. Maybe her husband works till 9:00 pm and that was the only time they could get her personal belongings. There are two many unanswered questions for anyone to know exactly what happened. People are accusing this teacher of stealing, stealing what? What does the police report say? Was anyone arrested? Due to the questions around this situation and because of the tension in the community, the district should release a full accounting of this incident. If the teacher did nothing wrong, she is owed an apology from several people. And it should be a public apology just like the accusations were made public.
Jeff Ward November 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
In a move so transparent even a ghost would be jealous, Bob McQuillan is suddenly the defender of Geneva teacher's everywhere? And instead of the FACTS, he's making it up as he goes along. But, if nothing else, I'm magnanimous. So I'll encourage all the folks here who accused this teacher (we don't even know if actually was a teacher) of theft when Bob publicly apologizes for all the times D304 caught him an outright lie (and it's more than once), wasted our money by using unnecessary FOIA's as a weapon, and his utter failure to ever grow up. C'mon! Fair is fair. At least I'm willing to admit when I'm harboring a middle school mentality.
Jen Marsh November 10, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I am going to echo Bob and recommend that folks cool it on the stealing theories. It's embarrassing. Besides, we have bigger fish to fry. The details surrounding the U-Haul truck and what was removed will come to light, Until the facts are known, the decent thing to do is give the benefit of the doubt. It is not at all productive to accuse a teacher of stealing.


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