MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A teachers strike in southern Oregon's largest school district appears to be nearing an end.
Medford School District Superintendent Phil Long says the district has given the Medford Education Association a final draft of a tentative agreement and the union team was reviewing it Friday night.
The Mail Tribune newspaper (http://is.gd/0laEGw) reports that the superintendent said no details would be released before any agreement is presented to teachers.
The strike began Feb. 6, sidelining more than 500 teachers. The district has more than 13,000 students, making it the eighth largest in Oregon.
Classes resumed with substitute teachers and half-day schedules on Feb. 11. Issues have included working conditions, early-retirement benefits and salaries.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/