CHICAGO (CBS) — Classes have been canceled through Tuesday for two high schools in northwest suburban McHenry, after teachers and the school district failed to reach a deal during a 12-hour negotiation session on Sunday.
Teachers at McHenry Community High School District 156 have been on strike since Thursday. The two sides met Sunday in an effort to reach an agreement on a contract, and made some progress toward a deal, but ended their talks around 1 a.m. Monday without a contract.
“We’re working really hard to try to get something accomplished, but we still also have a ways to go. So I think both sides are disappointed that … we couldn’t come to an agreement,” said Heidie Dunn, spokeswoman for the McHenry Community High School Educators’ Association.
The main sticking points are salaries and health insurance premiums.