A group of Strongsville residents are reportedly planning a rally Friday afternoon to oppose the ongoing teachers' strike and support the Board of Education.
Word on social media sites and among Strongsville Patch commenters is that the rally is set for 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 15 -- a week after former Gov. Ted Strickland led a rally for striking Strongsville Education Association members on the City Commons.
"Friday, 3-7p at the Commons. I guarantee a better turnout than Strickland got," one Strongsville Patch reader wrote.
Classrooms Won't be Bare Any More
A Facebook page called End the Strongsville Teachers Strike NOW says volunteers will meet Thursday morning at the Strongsville Library to create decorations and donate supplies for the schools.
A post on the site says teachers removed artwork and wall decorations before going on strike and "classrooms are like prisons. Everything is bare. All the artwork is down. It's not a good environment."
The page says it was put together parents, taxpayers and concerned citizens who want to find a way to halt the strike.
SEA President Followed
SEA President Tracy Linscott filed a police report in Independence, where she lives, saying she was followed home from a meeting March 6 by a man in a truck.
She was able to lose the man, WKYC-TV reported.
She saw him again after a meeting at a federal mediator's office this past Monday, March 11, but he did not follow her.
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