Tense moments as crowds pack East St. Louis school board meeting

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The teachers strike in East St. Louis continues and there were some tense moments as crowds packed Tuesday night's board meeting. There is still no deal for a teachers.

Tense moments at the East St. louis 189 school district as parents teachers and students stood their ground. They spoke up at Tuesday night's board meeting about how they want the three week teachers strike to end. The meeting was so packed some parents were forced to stay outside.

Earlier in the day union members and administrators spent hours negotiating with little movement. Teachers want a better pay scale and administrators say they made the best offer. Teachers say it`s only $1 more than the previous deal. We're told so far it has not been accepted or rejected.

While a tense and vocal strike continues, so will the question of when 6100 students will get back in the classroom. Both parties are set to continue negotiations Wednesday morning.

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