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BREAKING: 'Tentative' teacher's union contract reached between DeKalb educators, school board

DeKALB ­ The District 428 board of education has reached a tentative contract agreement with the DeKalb Area Teacher’s Association, less than 48 hours after the the union filed an intent to strike.

The Board of Education and the union released a joint news release early Wednesday morning.

“The BOE and DCTA worked collaboratively to keep the needs of our students and community at the forefront,” the release states. “Both parties will be meeting to approve and ratify the tentative agreement in the coming weeks.”

Contract details will be presented for final approval by both parties for a final vote, the release shows.

On Monday, the DCTA announced it had filed an intent to strike, with the earliest possible date being Oct. 1 if negotiations continued to stall.

T.J. Fontana, spokesman for the DCTA and math teacher at DeKalb High School, has said the union hoped the strike filing was just a formality, and an agreement would son be reached.

DeKalb teachers, educators, and other members of the union, which represents over 500 employees of District 428, have been working without a contract since school began on Aug. 15.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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