Shaler Area School District

Shaler Area Teachers to End Strike

Sep 11, 2013

The Shaler Area School District has reached a tentative agreement with its striking teachers.

According to the district's web site, the teachers' union ratified the deal Wednesday morning and the school board was expected to approve it at a meeting that night.

Nearly 400 Shaler Area School District teachers went on strike Tuesday after the district and faculty union failed to come to an agreement.

Superintendent Wesley Shipley said the district and union met for seven hours last week with a mediator and made progress, but that was not the case Monday.

“We met again yesterday hoping to move further and came to an impasse and that we are now at a point where there is no more give on either side,” Shipley said.

The main issues still being disputed are salary scale and contribution to health care benefits.