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Lake Forest High School Strike Ends After 6 Days

LFEA and the Board reach an agreement after a marathon 12-hour negotiation.

The LFEA and the Board have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract after 12 hours of negotiations Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, according to an announcement form the Board.

Specifics of the agreement must be ratified by the LFEA and then approved by the Board. The details of the agreement will be made public once these steps have occurred.

Read Patch's ongoing coverage of the strike here

"We would like to announce that we were able to reach a tentative agreement with the Union," Board President Sharon Golan said in a statement early Wednesday morning. "We are pleased that our teachers and students will be back in the classroom in the morning."

At the time of publication, the LFEA could not be reached for comment.

All classes at Lake Forest High School will resume Wednesday morning.

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JR September 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Deadcat: How so? As always, I told the truth, did I not...? Or are you oblivious to the real world? Also, I highly doubt that teachers nearing retirement at LF were all lazy, etc. It is such a shame how so many people here are bad talking the LF teachers... it truly is sad.
Deadcatbounce September 22, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Some people feel they have no choice to send their kids back to the school because they can't afford private tuition. I believe if you have a motivated enough kid that loves learning, there is enough online resources available for that student. It will be online learning that will eventually break the union. Outsider is correct, where were all you people the last 15 years as salaries and benefits were escalating? I remember sitting in a school board meeting 11 years ago listening to how the board spiked teacher salaries 20% the last 3 years of their career. I was incredulous, but no one seemed to think this was a big deal. I knew at that moment this was not going to end well. Something that can't go on forever Won't!
I.M. Weasel September 22, 2012 at 03:20 PM
@outsider - A full year without a contract.....unthinkable! FYI, true professionals usually work a lifetime without a contract. Could you imagine if doctors in a hospital walked out on their patients because they were offered 3% instead of 6%? Of course it would never happen. Maintaining pressure is one of the tools of change. Is it always pretty? No, but medicine is sometimes bitter.
Ted September 23, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Hey Todd, As long as you are basically calling people uneducated and in need of further schooling, perhaps you can go back yourself and learn the difference between "sight" and "site"!
The Bike Path September 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Holler if you had Van Nuys for US History! Or that guy who was an ex-Chippendales dancer! PIPS for life!

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