McHenry schools closed Wednesday as negotiations resume

Negotiations resumed Tuesday night between McHenry teachers and the District 156 school board, but school is already canceled for Wednesday.

Negotiations resumed Tuesday night between McHenry teachers and the District 156 school board, but school is already canceled for a fifth day on Wednesday.

School officials said that because any tentative contracts must be approved by the teacher's association before school can resume, classes were canceled preemptively.

A late, emergency negotiating meeting took place Monday night following a board meeting, but no deal was reached on salary and health benefits.

If the football team misses more practices, they could be forced to cancel their homecoming game this weekend.

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