Teachers in the Louisville School District completed day two on the picket lines. The Louisville Education Association (LEA) voted this week to strike after rejecting a fact-finder’s report in the latest contract negotiations between the union and the school board.
More than 100 teachers took to the streets with signs to express their frustration – while also leaving the door open for more negotiations. LEA Spokeswoman Angela Emmons said teachers are ready to get back to the classrooms.
“We miss them. We miss being in our classrooms with them,” said Emmons. “This is not what we wanted.”
According to Emmons, negotiations are not over money, but over the language in the contracts pertaining to evaluations and “reduction in force.”
The school district said in a statement that they remain “committed to reaching a fair contract.” Schools are expected to remain open during the strike.