Youngstown teachers, district reach tentative deal

YOUNGSTOWN — A week of high tension and exchanging of settlement proposals concluded today with a tentative agreement between the Youngstown City School District and Youngstown Education Association.

Teachers have been on strike since Aug. 23, when the school year was set to begin, and the strike was going to enter its fourth week.

After the YEA called off Thursday’s talks to formulate its response to a district proposal submitted late Wednesday night, talks resumed Friday at 11 a.m. at East High School and went late into the night. Talks were to resume this afternoon at noon.

A news release sent by district spokeswoman Stacy Quinones just before 4 p.m. states that a special meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Choffin Career and Technical Center to “discuss the tentative agreement with the Youngstown Education Association being reached.”

No further details are available, but messages have been left for Quinones and YEA spokesman Jim Courim.

Check back here and read tomorrow’s newspaper for more information.


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