News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


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


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
People applying to replace striking teachers last month were met with cries of "go home" and "you're not qualified"
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:55)


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.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

A passionate debate about parole in Ohio
I was heartened to hear that the legislators will consider ANY legislation to break the chains the parole board has put on these old law offenders who have serv...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University