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Classes resume after 7-day strike

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. CDT

MOUNT OLIVE (AP) – Classes are resuming in Macoupin County’s Mount Olive schools after educators ratified a new contract after a weeklong teachers’ strike.

Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement in the district that has 39 teachers and about 500 students. Terms of the deal weren’t released.

The school district posted on its website Monday that classes are resuming after the deal was ratified.

Teachers in the town about 50 miles south of Springfield went on strike Dec. 9 after the sides could not agree on a new three-year contract.

The school board is to take up the agreement Wednesday.

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