Deal Reached to End Teachers Strike at Gahanna-Jefferson Schools


Photo credit: ABC-6

Photo credit: ABC-6

GAHANNA, Ohio (WTVN)--A deal has been reached between the Gahanna-Jefferson School district and the union representing the teachers in the district, bringing a five-day strike to an end.

Both the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Association and the district announced a deal to end the strike on Sunday, with a tentative deal reached on Saturday.

Last Tuesday, the teachers voted to walk off the job in an effort to reach a new deal, with the old one expiring back in June.

Teachers wanted more protections for students and staff against coronavirus. Both the district and the teacher's union say compromises were reached to reach a deal.

The district was supposed to go to a hybrid model of learning last week, but the strike postponed that until next week. Teachers will be in the classroom beginning Monday, to prepare for the new hybrid model.