District 300 teachers walk the picket line Tuesday morning in Carpentersville outside school district headquarters.
District 300 teachers walk the picket line Tuesday morning in Carpentersville outside of the school district headquarters
Teachers in Community Unit District 300, seen here in October arriving at Dundee-Crown High School, have decided to begin their strike Tuesday.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
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Nearly 1300 Community Unit District 300 teachers will be dressed in black and white on picket lines today on day one of the union's first strike in more than three decades. LEAD 300, the Carpentersville area district's teachers union, declared the strike Monday afternoon when a day of negotiating — after 11 months of talks — failed to result in a new contract for teachers.