- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) - Teachers are striking at a school district in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The teachers hit the picket lines Tuesday morning in the Montrose Area School District in Susquehanna County. That’s about 40 miles northwest of Scranton, not far from the New York border.

The school district says the teachers are among the best-paid in the county, as well as the state. But the union says they thought they had reached a deal on a new contract when the district offered a “different” proposal.

School district officials say the strike can only last nine days under state law that requires students receive a minimum number of days of instruction.

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