Area lawmakers respond to deal to end Parma teacher strike
March 1, 2019
Photo courtesy of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today issued statements following reports that teachers at the Summit Academy Parma reached a deal with school administrators to end the ongoing teacher strike at the school.
“I was extremely pleased to learn that the students of Summit Academy Parma will be back in their classrooms with their teachers on Monday. At the outset, it was important to remember that we must all strive to do what is best for our students, and I commend both parties for reaching a resolution to this unfortunate dispute,” said Crossman.
“I am hopeful that the compromise reached will enable educators to better serve their students while maintaining the viability of a school that addresses specific needs for these students.
“I am also optimistic that, with continued, productive dialogue, future disputes will be resolved without the need to strike and that the parties will continue to strive for a better classroom experience for both students and those dedicated to their education.”
Students and teachers will be back in the classroom on Monday, March 5.
“I am pleased to hear that an agreement has been reached at Summit Academy,” said Sen. Antonio (D-Lakewood). “For the sake of the students, my hope is that all parties will be able to work together to create a healthy learning environment going forward.”