By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MARS, Pa. (KDKA) — The Mars Area School Board and Mars Area Education Association have reached a tentative agreement to avoid a potential strike.

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In an announcement on the school district’s website, leaders said the board and education association reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday.

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Both parties will work to finalize the language in the contract for ratification votes within the next couple of weeks.

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“This tentative settlement avoids the strike scheduled for Friday,” the announcement said.