Strike Ends In Carpentersville School District

Dec 5, 2012

A teachers strike in a northern Illinois school district is over. More than 20,000 students in District 300 will be back in class Wednesday. That's after teachers and the school district reached a tentative agreement, ending the one-day walkout.

The Carpentersville-based district announced Tuesday night that the two sides reached a tentative deal on a 3-year-contract. Officials did not release details about the deal. On Monday, a district spokesman said the two sides were about $2 million apart on salary. 

A union official called the agreement "fair to the teachers and responsible to the taxpayers."

The district is located in Chicago's far northwest suburbs. It serves several communities, including Carpentersville, Algonquin, and Lake in the Hills.