A G R E E M E N T
The School Board of Lake County and
The Lake County Education Association, Inc. Local 3783, FEA, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO
Know your Contract
(Here is a synopsis of the contract. Click the link to the left for the complete PDF document.)
One of the primary ways the Lake County Educator Association protects you and all Lake County educators is through the negotiation with the Lake County School Board of the teacher contract. The agreement term is three years, with an additional annual negotiation for compensation and other items requiring immediate action.
After your LCEA Bargaining Team reaches a tentative agreement with the LCS Board Representatives, a ratification vote is held for ALL teachers. The previous year’s contract remains in effect until any new contract is ratified. If ratified, and approved by the School Board, the new agreement becomes official.
This multi-page, multi-article agreement is the result of numerous hours at the bargaining table between LCEA and the LCS Board Representatives. It represents the serious commitment of both sides to create a safe and productive environment where every educator can deliver on the needs of their students.
Consequently, it is up to all of us not just to understand the elements of the contract, but also to be vigilant in execution. Utilizing your LCEA Building Representative or the LCEA Officers whenever you have a specific question or observe some violation of the agreement. Remember, no concern is too small that it cannot be discussed, especially if it involves the safety and productivity of our members.
The LCEA Officers and Board encourage you to take the time to read your contract via the link on this page. There is also a link to a helpful glossary of some of the key terms used when discussing compensation.
Your Building Representative is knowledgeable about the contents and will be able to help guide you through it if needed.