Teachers Strike Update: Substitutes Now Over 250; Strongsville High School Back to Full Days of Class
Superintendent says sports and extracurriculars are expected to resume during teachers' strike
Superintendent John Krupinski says the Strongsville schools are trying to return to a near-normal operation despite a teachers' strike.
In a statement issued this weekend, Krupinski said there are now more than 250 substitute teachers in classrooms.
"I have visited all of our schools and see that learning is happening," Krupinski said.
Starting today, the high school returns to a full day of classes, with a curriculum that will again include electives like art and music, although language classes remain on hold.
And the district is moving closer to opening the spring sports programs, including baseball, softball, tenns and track.
"We will report when each sport will be activated. Extra-curricular activities will also be added over time. Check our website for current information," he said.
The strike by the Strongsville Education Association enters its third week today, with no end in sight.
A four-hour negotiating session on Sunday, March 17 proved fruitless, with no progress made in hammering out a new teachers' contract.
SEA President Tracy Linscott said Sunday the district will have to make some concessions in its offer to teachers if it wants to end the strike.
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