The Kewanee Education Association has voted in favor of a new contract with the Kewanee School District. KEA President Ruth Kapacinskas released this statement regarding the vote on Sunday night…
“Tonight the members of Kewanee Education Association voted to approve our new contract. We believe this contract is a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done to make Kewanee a place that attracts talented education support staff and teachers and retains the experienced staff members we have. We are looking forward to continuing to work towards truly making Kewanee a destination district where educators can spend their careers. Our working conditions are our students’ learning conditions and we won’t stop until we get that right.
We are incredibly grateful to the Kewanee community who rallied around us. We are humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support. Thank you for standing by us during this time. We look forward to continuing to work together to make sure all our students receive the high-quality public education they deserve.”
The contract will be fully complete following a vote by the Kewanee School Board set to take place this evening at the Kewanee School Board Meeting, Monday, November 20th, 2023.