Union ratifies deal in Zion teacher strike

January 10, 2012 7:30:01 PM PST
Nearly 3,000 students in the Zion-Benton school district will head back to class Wednesday morning.

High school teachers have ratified a contract agreement to end the strike there. They walked off their jobs last Thursday.

Teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since July.

Negotiators aren't releasing details of the agreement.

The key issues in the negotiations had been salaries and the cost of health insurance.