Statement from the Board of Education regarding Contract Negotiations with the Byron Education Association for Monday, July 11, 2017
The Board of Education for the Byron Community Unit School District 226 is pleased to share information that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Byron Education Association, the union that represents our teachers. The tentative agreement will be presented to the Board of Education and to the teachers for ratification.
The Board of Education has focused on two primary responsibilities to taxpayers – to ensure the highest quality education for our students and to manage the long-term financial health of the District. The tentative contract reached on the evening of July 11, 2017 offers a fair compensation for the District’s excellent teachers while responsibly managing finances to position the District for operational sustainability today and into the future.
The Board of Education is excited to start another great school year and looks forward to the continued success of our students.
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Per pupil spending is $9,462 for instructional expenses and $17,529 for operational expenses.
Sizing It Up
The district average class size is 18 students compared to the states average of 21.
Health & Wellness
Byron students average 5 days of PE per week compared to the states average of 4 days per week.
Total district enrollment for PK-12 is 1,482.
The average daily attendance across the district is 95%.
Total full time teachers in the district is 110 of which 39.2% have a Bachelor’s degree and 59.9% have a Master’s degree or higher.
Within 12 months of graduating, 64% of seniors enroll in a 2 or 4 year college.
We are a “stand alone” district meaning we house all 27 of our special need services personnel within our district. Currently 16% of our student population qualify for special services.