Two Strongsville teachers cross the picket line, no progress after Monday's negotiations

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Two Strongsville High School teachers crossed the picket line Monday morning and returned to their classrooms.

The teachers have been on strike since March 4.

"I think it would be nice if came to an end. It has disrupted a lot of people's lives," said Tara Calderaro, the mother of a Strongsville High School student.

Representatives from the Strongsville Education Association and for the district were at the bargaining table on Monday. The two sides met with a mediator for roughly 30 hours last week, but have failed to reach an agreement. 

"I think people here are ready for this to be over with, myself included. I feel bad for everyone involved the teachers, the administration and the children. I hope it will be resolved very quickly," said Strongsville resident Pat Overbaugh.

It's a feeling shared by many people in the suburb.

The Strongsville City Schools Board of Education and Strongsville Education Association met again Monday with no progress to report.

No new talks are scheduled at this time.

Since the start of the strike, this was the eighth meeting with the federal mediator, and the sixth meeting with the negotiation teams present.

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