Contract approval ends school strike in NE Ohio
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 29 April 2013 06:02

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Teachers and a suburban Cleveland school board have approved a contract, ending an eight-week strike by teachers.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/166PStP) reports that the Strongsville City Schools board on Sunday unanimously approved the contract that teachers ratified to Saturday.

The strike in northeast Ohio was primarily over salary and working conditions in the district of about 6,200 students. The president of the union said its 383 members overwhelmingly ratified the contract.

Presidents of the school board and union say the goal now is to bring the district and community back together.

Parents and students had pushed to end the walkout, with some staging demonstrations at school board headquarters.

Contract provisions include restoring raises frozen in the 2011-2012 school year and teachers agreeing to pay more their health insurance.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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