MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Both sides in a two-week Medford, Ore., teachers strike are confirming they have reached a tentative agreement to end the walkout in southern Oregon's largest school district.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/jjBSWX) that teachers' union representatives confirmed the deal late Friday night.
Earlier in the evening, School District Superintendent Phil Long said the district had given the Medford Education Association a final draft of a tentative pact.
No details will be released until teachers have a chance to be briefed on the agreement.
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/