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Strongsville school strike enters eighth week with no agreement
District will re-shuffle fourth-quarter grading; Ohio assessment tests begin tomorrow
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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People applying to replace striking teachers last month were met with cries of "go home" and "you're not qualified"
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The Strongsville teachers’ strike enters its eighth week today, after a nine-hour meeting with a mediator yesterday failed, again, to hammer out an agreement.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

 

Strongsville school strike enters 8th week with no agreement

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After yesterday’s mediation session, the school board issued a statement accusing the teachers’ union of continuing “to insist on unreasonable economic and contract language terms” that the district can’t afford.

Union President Tracy Linscott could not be reached for comment, but has said less than a million dollars over the three years of the contract now separate the two sides.

The administration made its first new offer last week since the strike began March 4. That was after it discovered an extra $3.2 million in delinquent taxes and other revenues.

 The teachers had  suspended picketing over the weekend, hopeful they could return to school in time for Ohio achievement tests on Tuesday. 

With just 32 school days left, the board of education says it will finish out the year with substitutes if it must. Parents were told Friday that fourth quarter grading will be adjusted for second through sixth graders, and high school students, due to the strike.

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