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Proviso Teachers Union close to agreement to end strike; spring break in progress

FOREST PARK, Illinois (CBS) — The Proviso teachers’ union said Tuesday it was closer to an agreement with District 209 and a strike.

The two sides negotiated for nearly five hours. The only element remaining to be agreed is the salary.

The union said negotiations would continue over the spring break, which is underway this week. District 209 Superintendent Dr. James Henderson said the goal is to secure a contract before the end of spring break so students can return on Monday of next week.

The teachers have been on strike since March 4.

The strike affects 280 teachers at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park, Proviso East High School in Maywood and Proviso West High School in Hillside.


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