Strongsville strike will enter its eighth week after no deal reached Sunday

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - After more than eight hours at the Federal Mediation Office in Independence, the Strongsville Board of Education and the Strongsville Education Association leave Sunday night with no deal in place to end the teachers' strike.

According to a news release, Strongsville School Board President David Frazee said, "On April 14, the board's negotiation team made a contract proposal which moved from its last best offer and offered the teachers additional money.  The Strongsville Education Association (SEA) negotiation team rejected it out of hand. Our negotiation team attended another meeting today, only to find SEA continues to insist on unreasonable economic and contract language terms."

Frazee went on to say that the teacher's association will not "take meaningful steps to end the strike," and with 32 days left in the school year, if they have to finish the school year with substitute teachers, they will.

The SEA confirmed to NewsChannel5 Sunday night that they will return to the picket line Monday morning.

Keep checking newsnet5.com for the latest information on the Strongsville teachers' strike.

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