Our local high school has been on strike for 3 weeks and 3 days! There were times when the school board and the teachers were to meet from 2:00 till 6:00 and the board would just walk out early. Let's just say it hasn't been pretty. The biggest thing was the teachers weren't happy with the health insurance that the board insisted on. I don't know the details of the settlement yet. While we didn't get our usual call around 5:00 last night saying school was canceled, we also didn't know they were even meeting. The last we knew, the board wasn't budging and said they wouldn't meet until the teachers took their offer, period. My daughter came into our bedroom after 12:00 last night to say she heard the strike was over. It will be tough getting them up this morning.
Now the football season is lost as well as tennis for my daughter and her team. They were doing very well this year. I don't understand why they can't keep the extras like sports and band going despite a strike. Now the Christmas break will be shortened up and I don't think they get a Spring break at all...it's like parents divorcing with the kids stuck in the middle and they are the ones that suffer for it. Something needs to change.