A shortage of substitute teachers spelled a rocky start for some classrooms on Monday, the first day of a Strongsville teachers' strike, but school officials said more fill-ins have been added in the last two days.
School Treasurer Deborah Herrmann said she believes the total is up to about 200, with more hired every day.
"We're still putting people into the buildings," Herrmann said.
Substitutes are being pad $175 a day to fill in for striking teachers.
Herrmann said teachers' salaries and benefits cost the district roughly $1 million a week. Teachers are not being paid or receiving benefits during the work stoppage.
On Day 3 of the teachers strike, many of the 383 members of the Strongsville Education Association remain on the picket lines.
Administrators reported smoother conditions at Strongsville High School and in other buildings Tuesday as students settled into new routines.
Some parents said on Strongsville Patch's Facebook page that the situation in parking lots remains tense, with picketers failing to move out of the driveways for traffic quickly enough.
Police were called to Kinsner Elementary Tuesday morning after an incident involving a picketing teacher and a parent dropping off her children.
The mom told police the teacher wouldn't move out of the way and slammed her car hood with her hand as she inched forward.
The teacher told police the car grazed her as it went past.
She was not injured and continued picketing.