By Ben Velderman -
CARPENTERSVILLE, IL. – The 20,000 students in Illinois’ Carpentersville School District 300 might not be spending much time in class this month.
The school district’s nearly 1,200 teachers went on strike Tuesday morning to protest the lack of a new contract, reports the Chicago Tribune. It’s unknown how long the strike will last, but only a handful of days remain before the state’s sixth-largest school district closes down for the Christmas season.
The walkout comes after district and union officials failed to reach an agreement, despite meeting for nine hours on Monday.
Based on news reports, it appears as though the union was determined to walk out, regardless of what the school board offered.
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