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Highland Park teachers end strike, reached deal with District 112

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Students will be back in class Wednesday at schools in North Shore District 112 after the school board and teachers reached a "tentative agreement," according to a statement on the district's website.

"School is open today and all before and after school activities will resume as normal," the statement said. "More details will come later."

Teachers went on strike Tuesday after a seven-hour negotiating session Monday failed to produce a contract settlement.

All schools in the district were closed on Tuesday with the exception of three facilities that will serve as activity centers for children whose families pre-registered last week.

District representatives and officials with the teachers union, the North Shore Education Association, met for a seven-hour negotiating session on Monday in an effort to reach a deal and avoid a strike, but talks failed to produce a contract settlement.

School Board representatives said at the time that their negotiating team offered some concessions that remained "faithful to the board's pledge to deliver a balanced budget." The School Board offered a two-year proposal to address the union's concerns about the length of a three-year contract.

The NSEA represents more than 400 teachers in the school system, which serves about 4,300 pupils in Highland Park, Highwood and Fort Sheridan.

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