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Hamilton Teachers Ready To Strike

Hamilton, IL – Teachers within the Hamilton School District have voted to strike if a new working agreement is not reached by Friday morning. Hamilton Education Assoication President, Renee Zinnert, says the teachers weighed all of their options before taking the strike vote. More than 50 educators and community members attended Wednesday night's school board meeting to stress the importance of reaching a deal. The current contract between the district and its teachers runs out Thursday. Another negotiation session is scheduled for Thursday night. Neither side would comment on what has been the hold-up during the negotiations.
You can hear Jason Parrott's entire report by clicking on the audio link above.