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Eagle Point School District Strike Update
The Eagle Point school district and union for striking employees say they were unable to reach an agreement in talks that ended Thursday night.
With classes canceled this week and no new talks scheduled until
Tuesday, the district plans to reopen schools on Monday using
substitutes crossing picket lines. The district says it trained 65 substitutes Thursday in classrooms and increased security at picket lines after reports of
harassment. Schools also will continue to provide transportation
and meals for students.
The Eagle Point Education Association called for union members
and supporters to gather at 3 p.m. Friday at the district office to
ask for a fair settlement of class size and insurance issues.
The strike began Tuesday in the district that has 328 employees,
including 186 teachers, for 4,100 students.