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The School Board had hoped to have negotiations completed before the current three-year contract expired August 15, but could not get it done before the start of the school year
This action can avoid a strike by teachers that would disrupt the school year and academic calendar. The last confrontation between the School Board and the Teachers Union was in July 2016 where negotiations avoided a lengthy strike. T. J. Fontana, spokesperson for the Teachers Union had hoped the intent to file to strike would not be necessary and
There are 12 schools and over 500 teachers represented by the Union. There are approximately 6,500 students in the various schools in DeKalb District 428.
According to current Board