The Grayslake teachers strike has entered its third day after a five-hour negotiation session Thursday failed to produce a contract agreement.
Another meeting has been called for 6 p.m. Sunday.
"Both sides gave a little (Thursday), but not enough to get it to an agreement," said Ray Millington, president of the Community Consolidated District 46 school board. "It all relates to mainly salary issues. We made it pretty clear what we have to spend, and it's not much. We are facing a huge deficit this year and next year and we are trying to be as fair as we can be to the teachers. Unfortunately, what we offered is unacceptable to them yet.”
Dave Comerford of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, said today that the teachers union is “just trying to see if we can find a way to work this out.”
The union has said teachers offered to take a pay freeze for the current school year and have made other concessions after working without a contract since the beginning of the school year.
Teachers walked off the job Wednesday, making District 46 the sixth in the Chicago area to strike this school year.