Members of the District 304 Board of Education met with members of the Geneva Education Association and a federal mediator last week. Despite some progress, the Geneva Education Association delivered a Notice of Intent to Strike to Board negotiators. Final offers have been posted on the Illinois Educational Labor Relations website. The earliest date that a strike can occur is Friday, November 9, 2012.
The Board and the union have been meeting since February. A federal mediator has been involved since July.
The Board will now prepare a strike plan. The next mediation session has tentatively been set for Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
- October 12, 2012-the Geneva Education Association (GEA)/IEA-NEA declared impasse.
- October 19, 2012 – Final offers exchanged
- October 26, 2012 – Final offers made public
- November 9, 2012 – First day teachers could engage in a strike