CARBONDALE – The following is a statement from the Carbondale Education Association (CEA) President Melissa Norman on the tentative agreement reached this evening with the Carbondale School District 95 Board of Education:
“We are very pleased we were able to come to a tentative agreement and avoid a strike. This agreement truly puts our students first. We are hopeful both our membership, and the Carbondale Board of Education, will vote in the near future to ratify the agreement. In the meantime, we would like to thank our community for standing with us. Your support is invaluable. Thank you.”
The 135,000 member Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) is the state’s largest education employee’s organization. IEA represents preK-12 teachers outside of the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.