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Large Crowd Expected At Hinsdale School Board Meeting As Teachers Negotiate New Contract

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(CBS) — Contentious contract negotiations between the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and its teachers is expected to draw a large crowd at a school board meeting Monday night.

WBBM’s Kimberly Easton reports the community wants to know where the two are in their negotiations and if there’s going to be a new contract in place before school starts.

More than 300 teachers, counselors and social workers with the Hinsdale School Teachers’ Association voted to strike, but agreed to show up for school when it starts Friday.

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Board negotiators and teachers remain divided over salary and health benefits.

“Both groups are going to have to give on this and from what I understand there has been a little progress but the devil is in the details,” said parent Joan Gundlach-Brandeis.

Board negotiators presented a new contract proposal today. It currently remains under consideration by the teacher’s association.

School starts August 22.