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Columbus Schools Board To Approve Hiring "Strike Planner"

Jun 18, 2019

The Columbus City Schools board is voting tonight on hiring a "strike contingency planner" to help the district if contract talks with the teachers union fall through this summer.  

The legislation will pay Huffmasters Crisis Response of Clawson, Michigan up to $50,000 to prepare plans to ensure schools open on time and fully staffed.  That does not include the cost of hiring substitute staffs.  

The Columbus Education Association last month gave their leadership the authority to issue a 10-day strike notice if needed.  Both sides say they are negotiating in good faith; they return to the bargaining table Thursday.