Shaler teachers present strike notice to district; No contract reached


SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Shaler Area School District board and teachers continue to try negotiating contracts before the start of the school year.

Members of the negotiating teams met Wednesday to continue work on securing a collective bargaining agreement between the district and the Shaler Area Education Association.

According to the district’s website, while no tentative agreements were reached, both teams were able to agree on issues involving the work day and teaching load.

However, the website stated, there are still “significant differences” in salary and health care proposals.

The Shaler Area Education Association presented their notice to begin a work stoppage on September 3 if a contract has not been reached by that time.

Negotiations are expected to continue at a meeting on Aug. 13.