DEA November Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to all of our November Teachers of the Month!

  • Charla Beck – Charla shines as a teacher of students who are at risk.
  • Kimberly Bork – Kim has been pulling all the sub plans together for a colleague while out on sick leave.
  • Jamie Brigl – Jamie is always trying to think of ways to stimulate and motivate her students.
  • Jenny Brown – Jenny displays patience, kindness, and compassion on a daily basis.
  • Kelli Full – Kelli’s energy and commitment to DHS is awesome.
  • Tammy Hill – Tammy was completely connected to her classroom responsibilities while on sick leave.
  • Carie Ramirez – Carie, a veteran herself, provides her students opportunities to grow and learn through Veteran’s Day activities.

Notice to Employees Regarding Religious Dissent to Fair Share Fees for 2016-2017

Notice to Employees Regarding Religious Dissent to Fair Share Fees for 2016-2017

Notice to Employees from the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

Notice to Employees from the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board

2015 School Board Election


The Dixon Education Association would like to extend their endorsement in the upcoming school board election to:

-Jill Stoker

-Lorraine McAllister

-Scott Johnson

Please share this information to help get the word out…….each and every vote counts on April 7th!


DEA thank you               thank you students

Joint Press Release – March 13, 2013 at 2:05 a.m.

The Dixon Public Schools Board of Education and Dixon Education Association are pleased to announce that at 1:40 a.m., Wednesday morning, the parties reached agreement on a four-year contract.  Both students and teachers will return to school on Wednesday, March 13th and begin ISAT testing by the end of this week.

The specific details of the contract will be made available after the teachers ratify and the Board approves the tentative agreement.  The DEA plans to ratify the agreement on Monday, March 18th and the Board of Education will approve the agreement at its March 20th meeting.

The Board and DEA affirmed that with this strike now being resolved, it is time for the parties to put any disagreements behind them and move forward in a positive direction for the benefit of the students, parents and community.

“With the assistance of the federal mediator, both parties worked hard to find creative solutions to resolve the outstanding issues,” said Sandi Sodergren-Baar, President of the DEA.  “We are confident that the settlement is the best one for our schools and will keep the District moving forward,” said Tom Balser, Board President.

Dixon Education Association Press Release

Mediator calls for new talks in Dixon today

Teachers say yes.  No announcement from school board yet.

The federal mediator assigned to assist in negotiations between Dixon teachers and the school board has called for new talks later today, according to a news release issued today by the Dixon Education Association (DEA).

Dixon teachers have confirmed their readiness and availability to meet at any time.    There has been no official announcement from the school board as yet.

Dixon teachers have been on strike since February 28 th.

“We are absolutely committed to getting back to the negotiations table today and bringing this dispute to an end as fast as humanly possible,” said Sandra Sodergren-Baar, President of the DEA.  “If the board will meet with us with a sincere desire to find a solution, we know we can get this done and get the students back in school.”

Sodergren-Baar  said several items in dispute have been settled in the last few negotiation sessions.  Remaining major items include class size, availability of textbooks, length of instructional year, compensation and insurance.

“These major sticking points are resolvable if all parties come to the table with the commitment to do so,” Sodergren-Baar said.  “But it takes two to reach an agreement. We’re here and ready to negotiate.”

The DEA President said teacher representatives reached out through the mediator to school board members on Sunday and invited them to become more directly involved in discussions to resolve the dispute.  She said teacher representatives believe face-to-face negotiations among teacher and board representatives could change the negotiations atmosphere in a positive way.