Student Trip May Be Canceled Due to Strongsville Teachers Strike

Schools can't sanction high school visit to New York


Travel plans for the Art and Science New York City Tour trip for Strongsville High School students are no longer sponsored or sanctioned by the school district due to the ongoing teachers strike, Superintendent John Krupinski said.

“Since trip chaperones and advisors are primarily teachers’ union or Strongsville Educations Association (SEA) members, the art and science trip intended for April 18 to 21 of this year is no longer sanctioned, sponsored or supported by Strongsville City Schools,” Krupinski said in a news release. 

In March, the district canceled sponsorship of two other trips -- a  March 22-29 and a String and Freshman Orchestras trip to Chicago March 23-23 for a performance -- for the same reason.

Krupinski said the trips were approved by the School Board with the understanding teachers would chaperone.

"We can't support a trip that isn't appropriately supervised," he said in March.

However, he said parents can still step forward and take over the New York trip.

“Families that decide to arrange their own itineraries for this location should continue in keeping with guidelines for excused student absences, however Strongsville City Schools can no longer assume any responsibility and liability associated with this trip,” Krupinski said.

Terry B. April 16, 2013 at 08:35 PM
In case anyone cares, the SHS orchestra to Chicago over spring break went off without a hitch, thanks to the efforts parent chaperones and the tour company involved.
MS April 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM
If the teachers are striking for the benefits of the students why are you out on the picket lines yelling and acting like idiots?? We all have lost wages, higher insurance premiums and higher costs of everything, are the teachers going to give to us too? We are told at our job, be happy you are working and have health insurance, and I pay more every year. Why can't they? Strongsville Mom
Mustang Lover April 17, 2013 at 01:18 AM
PK well, didn't the BOE take the time finally to sit down and talk and resolve some issues and made a new offer... Then the teachers said hey... This is not good enough... Ok maybe not The teachers, but their Spokesperson did. Not enough money.... They said it was not about the Monet... But now it is? What is up with that?
Bob Bauman April 17, 2013 at 01:46 AM
I have a great feeling that this strike is being watched by all other districts in the area; IE Berea, North Royalton, etc. This will set the tone for what each will be able to get away with soon when those contracts are up. I'm sorry but I haven't got a cost of living raise in four years. Taxes are up as I've just paid my RITA taxes and have seen that increase. Ouch!! Prices up all over, insurance premiums higher now. Again, sorry, I can't nor can any other resident of Strongsville give teachers raises or pay their eye, dental, and retirement funds. From what I read, it's about the money. I'm afraid Ms. Lynscott, the bluff has been called. A one week strike you may have hoped for way back in March was gone long ago. That extra money that's now magically appearing needs to go to parents so we don't have to pay school fees or pay to play!!!!! I thank the Strongsville teachers for working hard and giving the students a good education. The BOE needs to stand for the parents and be fiscally responsible. They will be ousted if funds are misspent. The State of Ohio watches that also. I for one don't want to see our school district in the hands of the state. Stay strong BOE. Parents are watching!!!
Jabba Da LinsLob April 17, 2013 at 02:56 AM
It's all about the kids.


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