Aug. 8, 2017: The Rockford School Board approved an agreement tonight with two of its labor unions: AFSCME Local 692 (paraprofessionals) and AFSCME Local 3210 (nutrition services). Both contracts are retroactive to July 1, 2016 and expire after June 30, 2019. Union members voted in July to accept the School Board’s offer.
June 13, 2017: The Rockford School Board approved an agreement tonight with AFSCME Local 1275, the district's bus drivers union. This ends the nearly year-long negotiations with the district's approximately 235 bus drivers. Union members voted May 26 to accept the School Board's last, best and final offer dated Nov. 15, 2016. The union's action cancels the School Board's plans to negotiate a contract with First Student to outsource transportation services.
May 26, 2017: Following negotiations that began almost a year ago, Rockford Public Schools' Bus Drivers union, AFSCME Local 1275, voted May 26 to accept the Rockford School Board's last, best and final offer dated November 15, 2016. The Rockford School Board will vote to ratify the contract at its next meeting. Negotiations continue with paraprofessionals and nutrition services.
Jan. 24, 2017: The Rockford School Board voted Jan. 24 to implement its last, best, final offers to AFSCME Local 692 (paraprofessionals), AFSCME Local 1275 (bus drivers) and AFSCME Local 3210 (nutrition services). Staff members will receive an individual breakdown of the offer from their building principal. Meetings will be scheduled for affected employees to learn more.
Jan. 10, 2017: Rockford Public Schools filed its final contract offers today with the Illinois Labor Relations Board. Please see below for a breakdown of each contract offer for the district's bus drivers, paraprofessionals and nutrition services unions.
Rockford Public Schools will continue to negotiate in good faith, and additional collective bargaining sessions are scheduled with each union.
Bus Drivers, AFSCME Local 1275, Contract Negotiations:
Nutrition Services, AFSCME Local 3210, Contract Negotiations:
Paraprofessionals, AFSCME Local 692, Contract Negotiations: