2012-06-07 / Local & State

Teachers In Philly-area District To Strike

LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) – Teachers at the Neshaminy School District in suburban Philadelphia are set to go on strike Monday, the second work stoppage in the district this year.

Louise Boyd, president of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers, says the teach- ers told the district the strike could be averted if talks were continued through the weekend. But school board president Ritchie Webb says the district rejected weekend talks because they “wouldn't get us anywhere.”

Both sides have been locked in a bitter contract dispute for four years. The union's 633 teachers, guidance counselors, librarians and nurses have been working under the terms of an expired contract. There was an eight-day walkout in January.

The district has about 7,000 students. School officials say the June 13 graduation will go on as scheduled.

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