The South Butler School Board and the district’s teachers have still not come to an agreement.
According to an update released at noon by the school district, the two sides met Tuesday night for more than five hours but could not reach a deal.
The school board says they provided the teachers’ union with their “best proposal” in an effort to avoid the strike but the union did not accept. The board says they also asked the union to provide them with their best proposal but they refused and ended the negotiation session.
“It’s unfortunate that the teachers have decided to strike without even telling the board, and the public, what it would take to avoid a strike,” according to the district’s update. “The board is wiling to discuss and vote on the teachers’ best proposal, whatever it is and without restrictions. The board has asked the teachers to do the same with the board’s best proposal.”
A rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the South Butler Primary School parking lot. It’s being hosted by a community group in an effort to get both sides to come to an agreement.
The union indicated earlier this month that they will strike beginning Thursday if a deal is not reached.