Geneva teachers ratify contract ending strike

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GENEVA, Ill. -- Teachers in Geneva School District 304 ratified their contract Monday after a nearly week-long strike.

The union and school district announced the deal at 4 a.m. Monday.  Union members voted Monday afternoon.

Nearly 6,000 students have been out of school since the teachers went on strike Tuesday. As the strike continued over the weekend, sporting events and activities were cancelled. Final exams have been pushed back to January after the holiday break.

The latest round of negotiations lasted for more than 12 hours. It started 3 p.m. Sunday after a teachers rally outside District 304 headquarters.

Due to the late night decision, classes in Geneva were cancelled Monday.  They are set to resume Tuesday.




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