East St. Louis school district officials and teachers reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday morning.
"The union and the district's governing authorities will consider the tentative agreement soon, and we remain hopeful that it will be approved so our students can return to school," reads a statement from East St. Louis School District 189 Superintendent Arthur Culver.
The agreement first goes to the teachers for a vote and would also need approval from the school board and its financial oversight panel.
Teachers in the district have been on strike since October 1. The two sides had been at odds over the salary schedule for teachers.
UPDATE 1 (5:43 p.m.): East St. Louis school district officials and teachers agreed on the deal for a new contract, ending the month-long strike affecting more than 6,000 students. Details on the contract's contents have not been released.