Strike continues after Highland Education Association rejects tentative offer
Students in the Highland School District gathered on Friday to support their teachers who are currently on strike. By Stephanie Baumer
HIGHLAND, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The Highland Education Association has rejected a tentative agreement between themselves and the Board of Education, continuing the strike and canceling school for students on Monday.
The final vote to reject the offer was 140-20. The union and Highland School District have been debating topics such as health insurance, pay, and other issues for six months, before the strike began on Thursday.
School has been canceled for Monday, September 15. All extracurricular activities have stopped until the results of the negotiations are finalized.
Approximately 3,000 students and 175 teachers are affected by the strike.