UPDATE: Byron School Board approves contract with Teacher's Union

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Updated: July 28, 2017

UPDATE: BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Byron School Board ratified a three year contract with the Byron Teachers Union, preventing a possible teacher's strike to start the year.

The Board debated in executive session until after 11:00 before approving the contract on 6 to 1 vote. Byron teachers have been working without a contract since June of 2016 and they threatened to strike if there was no contract in place at the start of the upcoming school year.

The contract is a three year deal that is retro-active to last year and runs through the 2018-2019 school year.

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Posted: July 27, 2017

BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) - Thursday night the Byron school board went into a closed door, executive session to discuss teacher contracts.

Byron teachers had been working without a contract since June of 2016 and they threatened to strike if there was no contract in place at the start of the upcoming school year.

The compromise contract was a three year deal that would take effect retroactive to the last contract and would run through the 2018-19 school year.