Ed Hightower http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Edwardsville School District approves new teachers contract, avoids strike http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/edwardsville-school-district-approves-new-teachers-contract-avoids-strike <p>The Edwardsville School Board approved a new contract with teachers tonight, ending talk of a potential strike.&nbsp;</p><p>The new, two year deal gives teachers assurances that the district will take action if class sizes get too large, which was a key sticking point in the previous contract offer.&nbsp;</p><p>And even though teacher pay is frozen for this year, teacher’s union president Dave Boedeker said he’s happy with the compromise.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:55:48 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Edwardsville School District approves new teachers contract, avoids strike