Youngstown teachers, board will continue talks

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Teachers in the Youngstown City School District will be in the classroom through at least the end of September.

During a four-and-a-half hour negotiating session on Friday, the teachers agreed to work under their old contract until Sept. 30 as talks continue. A federal mediator has been involved in the most recent contract talks.

The Youngstown Education Association’s contract expired June 30 and earlier this month, the union authorized its bargaining team to issue a 10-day strike notice if needed. Both sides appear to be far apart on sticking points such as compensation and health care.

Classes in the district start Sept. 3. It is unknown when the next bargaining session will take place.

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