Geneva board, teachers continue to negotiate
By Denise Linke For The Beacon-News November 8, 2012 10:30PM
Spreading word of strike
If Geneva teachers do call a strike, the School District intends to contact students’ families through e-mails, the 304Connects system and by posting the information on its website, www.geneva304.org.
Updated: December 10, 2012 6:33AM
GENEVA — Negotiations between the Geneva School Board and the Geneva Education Association stretched well past presstime Thursday night, with no news on whether teachers would decide to strike this morning.
Parents of district students can visit the district’s website, www.geneva304.org, for updates on the situation.
Schools will be open this morning even if teachers walk out, district officials have said.
School District officials created a strike plan in the event teachers do walk out — either on Friday or at some point in the future.
All schools would remain open except for Geneva Middle School North, which would send its students to neighboring Geneva Middle School South for the duration of any strike. Each open school has a designated entrance students and parents could use to avoid picketing teachers.
Community groups will present programs to elementary and middle school students, while other activities include math games, writing, computer lab activities, physical education and arts and crafts in the elementary schools, and physical education, art projects, math- and word-related games and strategy games at the middle school, the district said.
Geneva High School students would be able to exercise in the gyms, study in the library and computer lab and read in designated classrooms.
“Mid-Valley Special Education classes will be held, the Geneva Park District preschool program (Friendship Station) will continue to operate, and high school students enrolled in classes at the Fox Valley Career Center will be expected to attend classes at the center,” the district said.