D-300, LEAD 300 reach tentative agreement; school resumes Wednesday
ALGONQUIN – District 300 teachers have reached a tentative teacher contract agreement tonight after hours of negotiations at Westfield Community School.
LEAD 300, the teachers' union, posted the development on its Facebook page at 9 p.m.
Classes will resume Wednesday, the district posted on its website, www.d300.org.
Negotiators for the school board and LEAD 300 had met for nearly eight hours Monday to reach a tentative deal. However, the talks failed, which led to Tuesday's strike.
Earlier Tuesday, classes were canceled as teachers went on strike, asking for lower class sizes and higher pay.
Jacobs High School teachers were out of the classroom and in picket lines Tuesday.
Sally Stricker was among a group of teachers marching up Randall Road in Algonquin, cheering as passing cars gave honks of approval.
“We are fighting for lower class sizes. That's the bottom line,” she said. Stricker is a special education teacher at Jacobs and said that lowering class sizes will ultimately benefit the students.
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