BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Brecksville Education Association voted today to strike, if necessary, due to an ongoing contract battle with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education.
According to Joe Zenir, spokesperson for the Brecksville Education Association, a strike authorization vote passed today with a 99.5 percent majority.
According to Zenir, the association consists of roughly 300 teachers.
“Our goal is not to strike,” said Zenir. “But the board has refused to negotiate a new contract and instead tried to implement a new contract.”
The teachers’ contract with the school district expired on June 30th.
Days before the contract was set to expire the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education declared and impasse and turned the negotiation process over to a federal mediator.
Since that time the BOE has issued a press release stating that they are prepared to use substitute teachers for the upcoming school year in the event of a strike.
School gets underway the last week of August and according to Zenir no potential strike date has been discussed by the Brecksville Education Association.