Progress Reported In School Dispute

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MOSCOW — Teachers in the North Pocono School District and the school board may be close to reaching a contract agreement.

Last Thursday, teachers hit the picket lines in the Moscow area in a dispute mostly over health care coverage.

A judge issued a temporary court order forcing teachers back into the classroom.

A hearing on the issue was scheduled for Tuesday morning but was called off when the school district withdrew its request for a permanent injunction to stop another walkout.

A spokesperson for the teachers union says the two sides are closer to an agreement.

Plans for another strike are on hold while talks continue.