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A new contract agreement will avert a teacher strike in Carbondale District 95

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A day after members with the Carbondale Education Association who teach in the elementary district could've gone on strike, the Board of Education has announced a deal has been reached on a new contract.

Board of Education President Catherine Field told us last week the issues being negotiated involved retirement incentives, salaries and health insurance benefits.

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