Danville School District and Teachers Union to Meet Again Sunday
Tuesday night's bargaining session between the Danville School District and its teachers union apparently went well enough for another meeting with a federal mediator to be scheduled for this Sunday afternoon.
In a joint statement, the school district and the union said the four hour bargaining session produced a "frank discussion".
Superintendent Mark Denman said he thinks some progress was made.
"I would say there was some positive progress made," he said. "Maybe not on any particular issues, but in a spirit of keeping the talks going. So we'll meet again on Sunday afternoon. Hopefully we can reach an agreement at that point."
Meanwhile, the two sides are scheduled to meet separately on Wednesday. Members of the Danville Education Association will meet at 5 PM at Danville High School. Union Vice-President Corey Pullin says his group will take another strike vote at that meeting, which could pave the way for a teachers strike on Monday --- if Sunday's bargaining session does not go well.
Meanwhile, the Danville School Board's agenda for its Wednesday night meeting includes a closed-door session for discussing what measures District 118 will take if the strike takes place.