A judge has signed an order to temporarily end a strike by Butte public school administrators that shuttered schools and threatened Butte High School's participation in several varsity sporting events this weekend.  District Judge Brad Newman signed the order Thursday at the request of several Butte School District parents. The judge says the injunction does not compel the two sides to mediate their differences but simply opens schools. Contract talks broke down Tuesday and the administrators went on strike. Teachers who also are members of the Teamsters Local No. 2 said they would not cross picket lines and the public schools were closed.

The temporary order is in effect until Sept. 16 when a hearing has been scheduled in District Court.

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