District moving kindergarten registration to a centralized location.
(Strongsville) - Friday afternoon, the Strongsville Education Association organized a rally to mark week one of their strike. Teachers marched to the Strongsville Town Square Gazebo from Center Middle School.
The keynote address was given by former Governor Ted Strickland who pledged his support to the teachers, and blamed state government for not adequately funding public education.
Also speaking was Patricia Frost-Brooks, president of the Ohio Education Association. Teachers and their supporters, including students, parents, and teachers from other districts including Cleveland, held signs and chanted, urging the school board to return to the bargaining table.
Members of the Strongsville City Schools Board of Education and the Strongsville Education Association last met Wednesday, but not further sessions are scheduled at this time.
Both sides remain far apart on key issues including work rules, evaluations and raises, and compensation.
(Photos by WTAM's Ken Robinson)
Meantime, anticipating a second week of a teachers’ strike, Strongsville City Schools Board of Education has moved kindergarten registration.
It was to be held at the seven elementary schools, but has been relocated to the Office of Pupil Services. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon starting Monday, March 11.
Kindergarten packets are available at the Office of Pupil Services located at 15650 Pearl Road in Strongsville. They should be picked up prior to registration.
The packet contains important information and includes a list of the documents required to complete registration.
And a reminder for ALL parents. Kindergarten is mandatory in Ohio. According to state law and district policy, any child who becomes five years old on or before September 30, 2013 is eligible for admission to the local school district's kindergarten program in August.
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