BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – Students in the Bethel Park School District are returning to the classroom today.

Teachers in the school district have been on strike for the last six weeks.

The 391 members of the Bethel Park Federation of Teachers hit the picket lines back in October after 10 months of talks with the district.

Teachers have been working without a contract since the beginning of July.

Because state law requires them to return to work, the teachers are ending their walkout today, but there is still no new contract.

The dispute now goes to mandatory, non-binding arbitration.

The next negotiating session is tentatively set for Wednesday.

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