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One-day teachers’ strike ends in Highland Park district

Updated: November 19, 2012 3:08PM

HIGHLAND PARK — Students were back in class Wednesday at schools in North Shore District 112 after the school board and teachers reached a tentative agreement following a one-day strike.

Negotiators began working at noon Tuesday and y talked into the early hours Wednesday before hammering out the tentative deal.

The school district announced the settlement and the reopening of school at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The North Shore Education Association also reported that a tentative agreement had been reached.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support over the past 24 hours,” noted the North Shore Education Association. “Details will be shared with members at a future time.”

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 Tuesday with the exception of three facilities that will serve as activity centers for children whose families pre-registered last week.

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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