Tentative deal reached in Illinois teachers' strike - KMOV.com

Tentative deal reached in Illinois teachers' strike

GLASFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Teachers and the school board in the central Illinois community of Glasford have a reached a tentative deal that's expected to end an eight-day strike and let classes begin.
   The (Peoria) Journal Star (http://bit.ly/pLHWqP ) reports that the Illini Bluffs School District board and the local teachers union reached an agreement Sunday on a new contract. The terms haven't been made public.
   Teachers had been on strike over the district's plan to include random drug testing in the contract. Teachers had proposed a for-cause testing program.
   Classes were supposed to start for the district's 1,000 students on Aug. 17, but the strike had kept schools closed.
   Glasford is about 15 miles southwest of Peoria.
   Information from: Journal Star, http://pjstar.com


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