DEERFIELD, IL – With only a few hours until the strike deadline, Democratic candidate for state Senate Julie Morrison is calling on both teachers and school board officials to stay at the negotiating table and avoid a strike that would shut down Lake Forest High School.
“I am urging cooler heads to prevail at Lake Forest High School. I hope both the teachers and school board officials continue to work out a deal and avoid a strike. It is important that both parties negotiate around the clock,” Morrison said. “It is important to remember that our children and working families will be most affected by a strike in our public schools.”
Julie Morrison is the Democratic nominee to succeed retiring state Senator Susan Garrett. The 29thDistrict will cover parts of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff. Morrison is the current West Deerfield Township Supervisor.
“Our district is fortunate enough to have some of the most successful schools in the state. Both the teacher’s union and the school board owe it to our students to keep negotiating and let instruction continue,” Morrison asked. “The two sides have already agreed to so much, I am sure that they can reach an agreement before the contract expires. This is not a small decision to be made and I am hopeful that both sides will stay at the negotiating table – there are millions of dollars, teacher’s careers, and thousands of students to consider.”