Teachers' Strike in Strongsville Day 12: Attendance Up in Schools; Rally Set for Friday
Parents expected to gather at City Commons from 3-7 p.m.
Attendance in Strongsville schools has been steadily increasing as the teachers' strike ends its second week.
Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba said student attendance was at 83 percent on Monday, 85 percent Tuesday and 87 percent on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, there were 240 substitute teachers in the classrooms, with about 20 more expected to start work on Thursday.
"We're averging 20-some new substitutes per day," Ryba said.
Counter-Strike Rally Set
A group of parents is expected to meet on the City Commons from 3-7 p.m. Friday for what they are calling a peaceful rally against the strike.
According to the group's Facebook page, people will gather with signs to support getting teachers back in classrooms.
A post on the site says parents have been alerted that the Strongsville Education Association, which represents the striking teachers, is expected to also send members to the rally.
Last Friday, the SEA held a rally on the Commons to urge striking members to stay strong.