Teachers, students headed back to class in Warren County after 8-day strike

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WARREN, Pa. — The Warren County School board and teachers have reached an agreement.

Students of Warren County schools are getting ready for class, as schools bells will be ringing again Tuesday morning after the school board and the teachers union arrived at a tentative agreement Saturday.

Schools have been closed since Oct. 6 when 370 district teachers resorted to striking.

The teachers union and the Pennsylvania State Education Association wanted an increase to average salaries, which are in the $53,000 to $54,000 range.

They also were seeking better health care benefits.

The Warren County School board president, Donna Zariczny, said both the board and union compromised during negotiations.

“The attorneys are working on putting together the final details in writing, so that we have a document for both sides for next Monday,” Zariczny said. “But I can tell you that both parties achieved some of their goals and made concessions on others. So, it was a good compromise on both sides with regards to the negotiations.”

Zariczny said the details of the agreement cannot be publicly discussed until the two sides vote on Monday.

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