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Lake Forest High School strike over

Updated: September 19, 2012 6:37AM



(LAKE FOREST) All classes will resume Wednesday morning at Lake Forest High School, which saw its first ever teachers’ strike last week when contract negotiations hit a wall over salary raises.

In a brief statement posted on the school’s website, the Lake Forest High School Board of Education announced it had reached a deal with the Lake Forest Education Association on a four-year contract, which now goes up for a vote by the union’s members.

“We are pleased that our teachers and students will be back in the classroom in the morning,” Board President Sharon Golan said in a statement.

The details of the contract will not be made public until the union and the board of education approves the deal, according to the statement.

The union had asked for raises between 5.6 percent and 6.5 percent over a three-year contract, but the school board offered 2.6 percent and 3.4 percent salary increases.

Teachers began picketing on Sept. 12.



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