COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The union representing teachers in the Columbus City School District has voted to go on strike.
The move came Sunday, and was overwhelmingly in favor of hitting the picket lines. The Columbus Education Association represents about 4,000 teachers in the district.
Their most recent contract expired over the weekend, and talks on a new deal with the district broke down last week. The teachers have been asking for smaller class sizes and better working conditions, like air conditioning in all the schools.
Classes in the district are still scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 24th. The district issued a statement shortly after the CEA vote, saying students will begin the school year on remote learning.
In addition, sports and extra-curricular activities will either be rescheduled or canceled during the strike.