Just two days after several Strongsville schools were closed, school officials found another threat of violence.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - The Strongsville Board of Education filed an unfair labor practice charge against the teachers' union. It's for calling on school board members who are not on the bargaining team to support binding interest arbitration.
The board asked the State Employment Relations Board to order the Strongsville Education Association and its members to "cease and desist from engaging in unlawful direct dealing and from interfering with the BOE's selection of bargaining representatives."
"They're elected public officials," SEA president Tracy Linscott said. "We have a right to send them a letter and ask them questions."
Strongsville teachers have been on strike for eight weeks. The school board has rejected the SEA's proposal to enter into binding interest arbitration.
All preschools, elementary schools and the high school were closed Monday in Strongsville after a bomb threat.
The principal of Chapman Elementary School in Strongsville is asking the community to be on the lookout for vandals who've been targeting the school and destroying property.
Families in Strongsville are hoping the fresh start of a new school year will remove the bitter taste from a teachers' strike that divided the community last spring.
The president of the Cleveland Teachers Union is suing the Strongsville City Schools Board of Education for information about teachers and subs who taught during the Strongsville teachers' strike.
Declining enrollment is cause for cutting teaching positions, according to Strongsville school officials.
A Strongsville High School Spanish teacher that crossed the picket line returned to work Tuesday to find many of her classroom belongings ruined.
Strongsville schools returned to normal Tuesday as teachers went back to their classrooms after the strike.
Strongsville teachers went back to school Monday afternoon after an eight-week strike that ended over the weekend.
The end to an eight-week-long teachers' strike in Strongsville brought about mixed emotions in the suburban-Cleveland community.