June 26, 2016

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Strongsville board, union reach tentative agreement

STRONGSVILLE — The Strongsville Board of Education and the teachers union reached a tentative agreement Friday, according to the Federal Medication and Conciliation Service.

“The FMCS is pleased to announce that following lengthy negotiations conducted under our auspices, the parties have reached a comprehensive, tentative collective bargaining agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the teachers’ union membership and the Strongsville Board of Education,” a statement from the mediation service said.

The board and the Strongsville Education Association have “affirmed their joint commitment to move forward in a positive atmosphere, fully focused on creating a successful learning environment for the students, parents and community of Strongsville,” the statement said.

The mediation service said it would not disclose any terms of the agreement.

Teachers in the district have been on strike for seven weeks.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation.

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