Collinsville, IL – There will be school in Collinsville today, even though teachers there have authorized a strike.
The teachers' union voted yesterday to give at least five days' notice before walking out, with negotiations continuing until then.
At issue is a salary increase. Teachers want a 5% raise the first year, followed by increases of 6% and 7% the next two years. The district has offered a 4% raise in each of the three years.