- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) - Teachers in one western Pennsylvania school district must return to school a few days earlier than anticipated.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/265qnXl ) reports teachers in the Highlands School District will return to class on Tuesday.

The teachers, who went on strike Wednesday, initially believed they could strike for up to eight class days. That’s because a state law requires students to complete 180 classroom days by June 15.

But the state teachers’ union determined the Highlands teachers wrongly counted four in-service days as classroom days, which can’t happen in the event of a strike. In-service days require teachers to work even though students aren’t in class.

As a result, the strike can only last four days, or through Monday.

The teachers and the school district have been bargaining since January 2015.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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