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Financial challenges remain in Dist. 33 post-strike

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  • West Chicago District 33 school board spokesman Dave Barclay talks to about 60 parents Thursday during a special board meeting as he and Interim Superintendent Kathy Wolfe answer questions about a tentative contract with teachers reached early that morning.

      West Chicago District 33 school board spokesman Dave Barclay talks to about 60 parents Thursday during a special board meeting as he and Interim Superintendent Kathy Wolfe answer questions about a tentative contract with teachers reached early that morning.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Julie Braun of Winfield asks why it took a strike for West Chicago District 33 and its teachers union to agree on a contract. Braun was one of about 60 parents at a special board meeting Thursday night to discuss a tentative agreement reached that morning.

      Julie Braun of Winfield asks why it took a strike for West Chicago District 33 and its teachers union to agree on a contract. Braun was one of about 60 parents at a special board meeting Thursday night to discuss a tentative agreement reached that morning.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • West Chicago District 33 board spokesman Dave Barclay gives an overview of the tentative contract the board reached with the teachers union during a special board meeting Thursday night at West Chicago Middle School.

      West Chicago District 33 board spokesman Dave Barclay gives an overview of the tentative contract the board reached with the teachers union during a special board meeting Thursday night at West Chicago Middle School.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
 

The teachers strike is over, a tentative contract has been reached and classes have resumed, but financial challenges in West Chicago District 33 remain, officials said Thursday night. "It took a long time to work through them, but we're glad we finally did," school board spokesman Dave Barclay said. "Now we can look forward and get back to our mission of teaching our children."

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