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Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:48 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:49 p.m. CDT

GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of education failed to result in a contract agreement.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reported that a mediation session between the Galesburg Education Association and the District 205 Board of Education lasted four hours Sunday without a resolution.

The next session is scheduled for Tuesday. That means the 4,500 students who’ve missed eight days of school likely will miss at least a couple more because the superintendent says the two sides won’t meet without a mediator.

More than 600 employees have participated in the strike that began Aug. 13. Both sides say the only issue left is that of a ranking system for laying off and hiring back teachers.

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