Teachers in Highland will continue to strike as another week of school begins. Teachers rejected a tentative agreement that could have ended the two-day old strike on Sunday afternoon. The agreement provided a one-time stipend of $750 but did not include the pay-raise of 1.9 percent sought by union leadership.
District officials announced the result of the union vote on the proposed deal at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Union members voted 140-20 against the tentative agreement prompting District Superintendent Mike Sutton to announce the cancellation of classes for today. Sutton is expected to meet with school board members in the coming days to determine a course of action, but as of this morning, no new bargaining sessions have been scheduled.