Carbondale District 95 Reaches a Tentative Agreement with the Board


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CEA protesters picket outside of the school on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 outside Carbondale Middle School.

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

The CEA has reached a tentative agreement with the Carbondale Board of Education to avoid a strike.  

Melissa Norman, CEA President, said she is very pleased the union was able to reach a tentative agreement, and that they do not have to go on strike. 

“This agreement truly puts our students first,” Norman said. “We are hopeful both our membership and the Carbondale Board of Education will vote in the near future to ratify the agreement.” 


Norman said she would like to thank the community for standing with the CEA, and said the support they have received is invaluable. 

Murphysboro school district has set their strike date for tomorrow, Oct. 3. There are no negotiation sessions set with the Murphysboro Board of Education.  

Staff reporter Bethany Rentfro can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @BethanyRentfro.

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