The first ever teacher’s strike in Highland School District history is over. Classes will be back in session today after a six-day walkout. Teachers now have a new three-year contract that includes salary increases each year. The union vote to pass the school district's contract offer came in time for Highland's top ranked football team to play today.
They were forced to forfeit last week's game. Also as part of the deal, teachers in Highland will get a 4.3-percent pay increase over the three-year deal but will give up six personal days. The six days missed during the strike will also have to be made up. The deal comes two days after the most recent negotiation session where both sides presented offers to the other. Representatives of the teachers union and the school district say they are pleased with the deal and looking forward to getting students back to class.