Methacton School District teachers to strike next week, district says

- The Methacton Education association has notified the school district of their intent to strike beginning Monday, the district announced on Friday.

The district put out a press release Friday explaining that negotiations between the Methacton School District’s board of directors and the Education Association have been ongoing since January of 2017.

Parents are frustrated by the timing of the possible strike, but teachers argue their salaries are well below the county average, and it's now or never in terms of striking a deal.

According to the district, rules that apply to school district negotiations should keep the work stoppage brief, and the duration of a strike in the state of Pennsylvania is determined by the Department of Education.

The determination of the work stoppage duration will be based upon the district’s calendar and their ability to complete the required number of days by June 15.  

The district also announced a number of contingency plans for the work stoppage, which can be found on the district website:

Parents should be notified by the school as to whether or not class will be in session Monday morning.

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