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SCS | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Strike Notice Filed

The Streetsboro City School District Board of Education will continue to provide instruction to its students through remote learning during a strike…

STREETSBORO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
November 6, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STREETSBORO, OH – The Streetsboro City School District Board of Education (“Board”) will continue to provide instruction to its students through remote learning during a strike that has been threatened by the District’s teachers’ union (“SEA”) and non-teachers union (“SSSPA”).

A strike notice issued by the unions today states that their strike will begin on the morning of November 18, 2020.

The filing of the strike notices comes despite the Board having agreed this week to meet with both unions to separately address the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) proposed by the unions which would address the District’s re-opening plan and COVID-19 procedures.

Further, the Board has provided the unions with proposals including salary increases for both unions.  Rather than respond to either of these proposals during bargaining, the unions’ OEA representative left the negotiations without even notifying the Board or the Federal Mediator assigned to assist the parties with their collective bargaining.

The SEA and SSSPA also refused to establish future dates for bargaining.

“I am extremely disappointed that the SEA and SSSPA have decided to burden the community with a strike, rather than resolve this contract at the bargaining table,” said Superintendent Mike Daulbaugh.

“The Board is committed to continue providing the District’s students with their education through remote learning, and will not let the unions’ decision to strike harm the District’s student athletes.” Daulbaugh added.

“However, we will continue to work diligently toward a resolution and will meet any time that the Federal Mediator schedules a meeting.”

The District will provide all parents, students, employees and community members with more information on the District’s website as this situation develops.

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Last updated: November 6, 2020 at 15:58 pm