STRONGSVILLE -- For the first time since Feb. 21, the Strongsville school board held a meeting that began at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The board has cancelled the last three meetings after the Strongsville Education Association -- the teachers union -- went on strike March 4.
The SEA has picketed outside the Strongsville schools, the homes of school board members and the places of employment of school board members.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, the SEA "wants to make it clear that they will in no way disrupt the meeting with demonstrations. The only SEA members that will attend the meeting are those with children who attend Strongsville City Schools, who will respectfully attend the meeting just as any other community member is encouraged to do. Members of SEA with no children in the schools will peacefully assemble outside on Lunn Road, far away from the meeting."
Channel 3's AJ Ross is at the meeting and will bring you the story tonight at 11.