This week students head back to school but some area teachers will be starting the new school year contract free.
In the Byron School District teachers could potentially go back without a contract. The contract expired in July. The Byron Education Association and the Byron School District haven't had formal negotiations since the school year wrapped up in June. Both sides are set to meet again Monday night. They admit unanswered questions, including how much Exelon Nuclear Power plant will provide in tax revenues, and the number of retiring teachers, still must be finalized. On Sunday, Byron School District Superintendent Dr. Marge Fostiak issued 23 News this statement.
Fostiak says, "Productive talks between the union and the board are continuing over certain issues. The board hopes these talks will continue to be positive and productive. We do not expect a disruption in the school year for our students."
School in the Byron School District starts Wednesday.