Zion-Benton teachers to continue strike

January 8, 2012 4:59:50 PM PST
Teachers from Zion-Benton High School District 126 expect to be back on the picket line Monday.

They went on strike Thursday. Teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since July.

The two sides did talk on Friday but have not reached an agreement. A time for more negotiations has not been set.

Key issues in the negotiations are salaries and the cost of health insurance.

The strike affects nearly 3,000 students.