Police Will Put Officers at Schools if Teachers Strike
Chief says Strongsville will supplement private security
"In addition to private security personnel that have been hired by school officials, Strongsville police officers will be assigned to all school facilities to maintain a safe environment for our students, staff and anyone who is engaged in peaceful, lawful demonstration," Kobak said in a news release.
The chief said police have met with both school officials and representatives of the Strongsville Education Association, which is the union representing teachers, "to express our expectation of safety and good public order during this period."
Parents who have immediate concerns about safety are asked to call Strongsville Police at 440-238-7373.
The SEA plans to go on strike at midnight March 4 if a contract resolution is not reached. The final negotiating session has been scheduled for Saturday morning, but both sides have said a strike is likely.