No Deal Reached, Strike Continues in East Stroudsburg Area School District

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- It's back to the picket lines for teachers in Monroe County.

The two sides couldn't come to an agreement Tuesday night during a negotiation meeting in East Stroudsburg Area School District.

The two sides disagree on salaries and health care.

Those teachers have been working under the terms of an old contract for two years.

Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission is hosting a "Strikeout Day Camp" at the community center for students whose parents can't be home with them during the strike.

"I think it's a very important program to offer because parents are stuck," explained Amy Pacheco, SROSRC Camp Director. "They don't know what to do with their children, it wasn't scheduled. It's not like a vacation where you know what to do with your children so I think it's very important to have these recreational programs."

Classes will be canceled as long as the strike continues here in Monroe County.

6 comments

  • gossamerwings8

    Not sure what all the griping is about against the teachers. Many of the teachers at East Stroudsburg, as in districts in other communities, spend a lot of their own money just to make sure the students have supplies to do the school work. Schools are not budget-minded, putting other priorities ahead of students and the teachers. Don’t get all pissed at the teachers if you aren’t able to make ends meet through your own job. The NYTimes has released a real article, not what you read here, on how teachers also have to get part-time jobs just to try to make ends meet. Your child’s teachers have children too and need to put food on the table and make sure they pay toward their living expenses. How dare any of you place the blame on the teachers. What do you do for the school? Just drop off the kids, half of you probably don’t bother completing the forms required or send the child with enough of their own supplies [knowing the teacher will buy the stuff], you’re all only cranking on them because now you have to put up with your kids! Do you meet with the teachers? Get involved in school functions? Go to the meetings? What did the School Board offer? Anything? My guess is they didn’t even offer a scaled increase while requesting to table the healthcare.

  • tvviewer44816377

    Teachers to taxpayers: “Can’t afford your taxes? Screw you….pay us! Can’t afford your own medical premiums? Screw you….pay ours! Can’t save your own house from foreclosure due to high school taxes? Screw you….save ours!”.

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