Lake Forest Teacher Strike Ends, Classes Resume | NBC Chicago

Lake Forest Teacher Strike Ends, Classes Resume

The 150 teachers went on strike last week



    It's back-to-school Wednesday, and not just for Chicago Public Schools.

    Lake Forest High School teachers head back to class after agreeing to a deal late Tuesday with the school district, according to a statement from the school board.

    "We would like to announce that we were able to reach a tentative agreement with the Union," Board President Sharon Golan said in a statement. "We are pleased that our teachers and students will be back in the classroom in the morning." 

    Negotiations continued well past midnight, according to union members, who confirmed online that a deal is in place and teachers will be back to work Wednesday.

    The board said the specifics of the agreement will be presented to union members for ratification and then to the board for approval.

    The 150 teachers went on strike after contract talks broke off a week ago over salary and benefits. The strike left about 1,700 students out of class.

    Students were ordered back to school Monday as the strike continued.

    In Chicago, 350,000 students returned to class after teachers union delegates voted to suspend the strike after seven days.