Source: Education Week

A district of over 13,000 students in Illinois ratified and approved a collectively bargained teacher contract months ahead of schedule. The contract fell within district budget projections, eliminated the traditional salary schedule, and rewarded teacher performance. In a post-Janus era, this type of collaboration could be increasingly valuable. Those involved noted that there were many factors that contributed to their success, but outlined seven essential steps that can now serve as guideposts for other districts interested in thinking about compensation differently.