Update 10/17/12 at 8:05 a.m.: The teachers' strike has ended. All District 112 schools are open.
The school board and teachers' union reached a tentative agreement early Wednesday morning, according to an email sent out by District 112 sent to residents at around 5:15 a.m.
The two sides began Tuesday's bargaining session at noon and negotiated for over 14 hours, according to a Tweet put out by the North Shore Educations Associations (NSEA).
"Going on 14 and 1/2 hours," the tweet read, "Still here."
Earlier: Highland Park elementary and middle school teachers and children marched in front of a number of District 112 schools across Highland Park on Tuesday on the first day of the teachers' strike.
Meanwhile, the school board and teachers' union negotiated for over ten hours during a bargaining session that, as of reporting time, has not ended. As of midnight on Wednesday morning, no news of a settlement has yet been released.
District 112 Contract Negotiations: The Story So Far
"As of a few minutes after 10 p.m., the negotiations session that began at noon today is still continuing," District 112 Communications Specialist Andi Rosen said in an email to reporters. "Please continue to check the Negotiations Update page on our website for the latest news."
In addition to the contingency programming the district offered, the Park District, City of Highland Park and Highland Park Public Library were just a few of the governing bodies and community organizations to help parents in need of a place for their children since school was closed.
Congregation Solel, for example, invited children to offering children open "studio" time in the synagogue's art room.
If the strike continues on Wednesday, children are invited to help scoop pumpkins at the Highwood Public Works building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as the town tries for another year to break the record for the most lit Jack-o-lanterns.