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Dixon Students React To Strike Ending

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Dixon teachers went back to work today after spending nearly two weeks out on the picket line.

Negotiators agreed to a deal late last night. Although not all the students were thrilled to be heading back to class, the whole school district breathed a sigh of relief when the morning bell sounded.

Parents were able to drop off their kids for the first time in two weeks after some had exhausted their vacation and sick days.

The sound of sports filled the gym again as students were allowed to practice. Several student athletes said they're counting on athletic scholarships to pay for college.

They're hoping the strike won't have any lingering affects on their chances.

"Some of them had big meets or scouts looking and them and then they missed that chance, but hopefully they'll be able to get back in the game," Dixon junior Darreon Shuck said.

The teachers are also busy getting back to normal. Stacking up picket signs as they prepare to close their crisis center.

We don't know the details of the new contract yet, but both sides agreed to a four year deal. Teachers and the school board will give their final approvals to the contract, that's expected to happen next week.

 

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