East Allegheny teachers to go on strike Tuesday


PITTSBURGH - It was officially announced Thursday that teachers in the East Allegheny School District intend to strike beginning Tuesday.

Channel 11 News obtained a copy of the letter sent from the East Allegheny Board of School Directors. It’s posted below.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We have worked tirelessly with the East Allegheny Education Association in an effort to come to an agreement for a new contract.   However, we have not been able to agree on a contract that the school district can afford at this time.  Consequently, the teachers have advised that they intend

to strike beginning September 2, 2014 and we will resume school as soon as the strike is over. This will affect all students in pre-K through twelfth grade who attend the East Allegheny School District buildings.

Additionally, this will affect graduation which will no longer be held on June 12, 2015.  A new graduation date will be set after the school calendar is adjusted to reflect necessary make-up

days.  All graduation arrangements should be made according to the revised school calendar, and as per Pennsylvania State Law, all students must have 180 days of instruction by June 30.  There

will likely be other school calendar changes as well.

We are sorry for this development; however, we will continue to keep you as closely advised as possible.

Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

East Allegheny Board of School Directors