Superintendent says the kids are hurt most by the walk-out.
(Strongsville) - From all reports, things are a bit calmer in the Strongsville City Schools Tuesday, the second day of a teacher's strike.
Superintendent John Krupinski says a number of scheduled replacement teachers were scared off by the actions of teachers Sunday when they went to register at Strongsville City Hall. Krupinski says they reached out to those subs and are recruiting more.
On the first day of the Strongsville teachers' strike, 380 members of the union were on the picket line with only 140 subs overseeing 6,200 students.
Strongsville Education Association spokeswoman Christine Canning tells WTAM they're glad to resume collective bargaining, but that it's up to the school administration to contact the federal mediator and set up talks.
Canning says the teachers are not happy to hear reports that the 383 striking members of their union have been replaced by fewer than 200 substitute teachers. She says, "We want to make sure (the students) are in an appropriate environment.".
Strongsville High School student Anthony Kowalkski told WTAM 1100 that he went to two classes Monday morning. In the first one, after signing an attendance sheet, they watch the news on TV. For the second one, they watched a video.
Strongsville High student Louie LaQuatra says he didn't like seeing how the subs were being treated by the picketing teachers. LaQuatra says he understands why the teachers walked out, but wishes they'd be more civil.
the strike culminates more than seven months of regular negotiations and more than a month of protests from the teachers at Board of Education meetings.
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