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Agreement reached after people rally in support of Mason teachers

MASON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- People rallied to show support for teachers in mason as they work to negotiate a new contract.

Negotiations resumed Tuesday. The Mason City Schools and their teachers union have reached a deal on a new contract.

The two sides have been at it since April, with little to show in terms of common ground. The teachers union had even gone so far as to pass a vote of no confidence of the district's superintendent, Dr. Gail Kist-Kline.

Teachers Union President, Karrie Struckland, said the contract differences with the district were more than just about dollars and cents, "Our issues resolve more around the cuts that are being made in our school district, the changes that are happening and the vision that has changed drastically in the last few years."

Joy Bennet's children attend Mason schools and she supported the teachers Tuesday, "I really believe that we need to invest in our schools. We moved here and we stay here because Mason Schools are one of the best in the state and you get what you pay for."

The teachers had also voted to authorize a strike if things didn't progress.


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