StrikeWatch: Teacher Strike Ends

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MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Medford Education Association, after four consecutive days of negotiations, the Medford Education Association and the Medford School District reached a tentative agreement and ended the teacher strike, Friday evening.

The MEA and  MSD are not releasing details from the contract but say it is a 3 year contract. Both sides say they are keeping things under wraps because they want to present the tentative agreement to their respective memberships before the general public. The union will present the contract to its members Sunday.

Medford Superintendent Dr. Phil Long says teachers will be given keys and allowed back into their classrooms Sunday. Both groups say, as of Friday night, the plan is to have teachers and students in their regular classrooms for full days on Monday. Normal bus routes will also resume Monday.

The Medford School District says while teachers are returning to their classrooms over the weekend, the substitutes will head home. The MEA and MSD expect to ratify the contract by the end of the coming week.

Stay with NewsWatch 12 through the weekend for coverage as this story continues to develop.