The Alton School District and the Alton Education Association hope to have a new contract offer to vote on soon.  The teachers’ union voted down the latest contract offer from the Alton School District last week.  According to a union official, about 90% voted to reject the district’s offer.

So the Alton School District’s Director of Finance Chris Norman tells The Big Z they will try again to come to an agreement

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Norman says bringing in a mediator is no guarantee of a deal.  He says one time it helped them reach a deal, but another time both sides were ultimately able to come to an agreement without a mediator’s assistance even though one was involved in the process. 


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