Teachers in the Vermont's largest school district will not be going on strike.
The Burlington Education Association announced Wednesday night that the union and the city's school board had reached a tentative agreement for a one-year contract.
Details of the agreement will not be released until it's ratified by both parties.
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The two sides began meeting with a federal mediator Wednesday morning in an attempt to avert a strike. If the talks had failed, teachers could have gone on strike on Thursday. It would have been their first since a six-day strike in 1978.
The yearlong contract negotiations have been bitter. The school district has 400 teachers and about 4,000 students.