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Marathon Ohio teachers' strike ends
A unanimous Strongsville school board joins the union in approving a new contract, regular classes resume Tuesday
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and KABIR BHATIA


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

One of the longest teachers strikes in Ohio in decades is settled, and Strongsville teachers will be back in the classroom Tuesday.

Both the school board and the Strongsville Education Association approved a new contract this weekend that settles the eight-week strike. The schools have remained open since the teachers walked out March 4, with substitutes replacing the roughly 400 members of the union.

Schools will be closed tomorrow to allow for the transition.

School board President David Frazee calls the deal that settled the strike “sustainable into the future,” with the teachers

Here's the schedule for the first week back in Strongsville:

Monday: 7-10 a.m. transition for substitute teachers; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. administrative meeting; 2-6 p.m. buildings open for teacher access to classrooms; 7 p.m. high school academic awards reception.

Tuesday: Schools reopen

Wednesday: Eighth-grade OAA science test and any OAA make-up tests.

agreeing to pay a higher share of their health-care costs, and the teachers getting some increases based on seniority.

A statement from the board quotes Frazee saying, “It helped that we received $3.2 million in unanticipated funds” in real estate taxes, and he said the board will consider using some of those funds to cut pay-to-play and other fees.

The teachers union had maintained that the district had should have expected the extra money all along and had exaggerated
the district’s financial problems.

The deal also includes some non-financial terms, such as teacher duty assignments that Superintendent John Krupinski will allow teachers to be “more effective and efficient.” The teachers had wanted to use duty periods on instruction-related activities instead of assignments such as cafeteria duty.

The deal also includes a “no-reprisal” clause, though that will not affect any pending criminal cases related to the strike or actions considered by the Ohio Department of Education.


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