MENDOTA – The following statement is attributable to MEA Co-Vice Presidents Brandon Scheppers and Rachel Sabin and Board President Sean Pappas:
“The Mendota Elementary School District 289 Board of Education and the Mendota Education Association met again Fri., Oct. 25. Both parties are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. School will be back in session on Mon., Oct. 28. The MEA overwhelmingly ratified the tentative agreement this morning and the board is scheduled to meet on Tues., Oct. 29 to vote on the contract. This has been a difficult situation for all involved and it is our hope and commitment that we work together in the future to provide the best education for our students and help our community heal. We are all looking forward to seeing students back in school on Monday. Thank you for your support.”
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.