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St. Paul teachers cancel strike after reaching tentative agreement

The deal halts a strike that was scheduled to begin Tuesday.
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The St. Paul Federation of Teachers announced early Monday that teachers will not go on strike beginning Tuesday thanks to a tentative agreement on a new contract being reached with St. Paul Public Schools. 

According to KARE, they came to the agreement after spending 13 hours at a negotiating table Sunday. 

Had progress not been made, teachers were ready to go on a strike that would've canceled all Early Childhood Special Education, PreK-12 classes, after-school activities and athletics, in addition to Youth Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education classes.

"I believe we have arrived at an agreement that respects both parties’ desire to do better by our students, while honoring the District’s budget challenges," Superintendent Joe Gothard said in a district release

The agreement impacts 3,100 teachers, 400 educational assistants and 170 school and community service professionals, the Pioneer Press reports

A letter to SPFT members says the new contracts are fair but "the fight isn't over yet."

"Our schools still are not funded the way they need to be," the letter says. "We still are not adequately meeting all of our students’ needs. Together, as a community, we can do more. We will continue the fight to fully fund our public schools.

Students and parents who go to the district schools website Monday morning will be greeted with this pop-up alert: 

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