Joliet District 86 Approves New Support Staff Contract
(From left to right) Cynthia Lopez (president) and Erin Gurule (secretary), Joliet #86 School-Related Personnel Council, American Federation of Teachers-Local 604, IFT/AFT, AFL-CIO, sign the new contract with Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors President Erick Deshaun Dorris

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors has approved a new three-year contract for their teachers. The three-year agreement involves the Joliet #86 School Related Personnel Council, American Federation of Teachers, and Local 604 and provides employees with an average wage increase of 5% each year of the contract. The new agreement is effective beginning the 2022-23 school year. Approximately 235 employees will be covered under the new deal, mainly comprised of paraprofessional employees, secretarial and clerical employees, and nutritional services employees.