Tentative agreement reached in OH school strike

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Striking teachers in a Cleveland suburb have reached a tentative agreement with the school board that would return them to the classroom if it is approved.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/Z1bjVX) reports that representatives for the striking teachers and the Strongsville City Schools district reached a tentative deal before a federal mediator after meeting for seven hours Friday.

The strike over salary and working conditions at the district southwest of Cleveland involves around 400 teachers and about 6,200 students.

The district superintendent and the teachers’ union president say they cannot discuss details before teachers vote on it.

The union’s website says voting was to begin Saturday.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in a statement that both sides affirmed their joint commitment to move forward in a positive atmosphere.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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