The Roxana Education Association has issued a notice of intent to strike with the Roxana School District. The teachers union rejected the latest contract offer from the district last week, and filed the notice to strike on Monday. Teachers could walk the picket line as early as next Thursday, March 26.
Both sides say they would like to find a solution to the impasse, although the two sides have been in contract negotiations for about a year. Some of the sticking points include salaries and contract language…especially when it comes to filling vacancies. The Roxana School Board has its regular meeting tonight and could offer a statement on the union action. The board issued what it called its final offer to the union on March 9, the proposal that was overwhelmingly rejected in a vote on March 13.
You can view the proposals of both sides through the school district website: