A joint message between the DGEEA and District 58
The Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Board of Education approved a two-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement with the Downers Grove Elementary Education Association (DGEEA) at a special meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The current collective bargaining agreement will expire on Aug. 22, 2022.
The Board of Education approved the contract extension 7-0. On May 24, the teachers’ union ratified the contract, with a large majority of members voting in favor of it. The contract extension increases the base salary for teachers by 2.85 percent in the first year and 2.75 percent in the second year, with additional raises realized by some teachers based upon their advancement on the salary schedule (commonly called “step” increases), which average 3.9 percent annually.
“I am proud that District 58 and the DGEEA collaboratively negotiated a contract extension that values our exemplary teachers while maintaining the fiscal responsibility the community has come to expect from our district,“ said Board President Darren Hughes.