Teachers’ strike averted in suburban District 211, one of the state’s largest

PALATINE, Ill. -- An agreement reached between teachers and Township High School District 211 will avert a strike in one of the state's largest high school districts, officials said Monday.

"We are pleased to announce that the Board of Education and the Teachers’ Union have reached a resolution to the contract negotiation impasse," the district's Board of Education said in a statement.

A teacher strike was looming as students prepare to take their final exams, but class will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, and finals will be held on schedule as well, the district said.

The teachers' contract expired June 30, and the two sides have been negotiating through the weekend. With nearly 12,000 students in Palatine, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates, District 211 is the second largest high school district in the state, according to the Daily Herald.

School officials and the Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211 had already agreed on a two percent hike for year one of a four-year contract, and were trying to reach a deal for pay hikes in the three years after that. Exact details of the agreement will be released once they are finalized.