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Keystone Oaks teachers union: Tentative contract reached

Emily Balser
| Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

The Keystone Oaks teachers union announced on its Facebook page Wednesday night a tentative agreement had been reached for a new contract.

The Keystone Oaks Education Association served notice to the school district late Tuesday that it intended to strike Aug. 24 — the first day of classes for students — unless negotiators were able to settle a new contract.

The union posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that, "The strike has been averted! A tentative agreement has been reached. Details will be released after both sides vote on Tuesday! KOEA CARES!"

A phone call and email to school board President Matthew Cesario late Wednesday were not immediately returned.

According to information on the school district's website, the teachers' most recent contract expired June 30 after the two sides in April approved a one-year extension, retroactive to July 1, 2016.

The district, just outside Pittsburgh, includes the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree.

According to the district, the teachers union has about 160 members.

Staff writer Jeff Himler contributed. Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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