The Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers continue contract negotiations ahead of a planned strike this summer.
Regina Fuentes of the Columbus Education Association says the current contract expires next month, and talks so far have been unsuccessful.
Fuentes says in addition to better working conditions, teachers want pay increases, smaller class sizes and an end to the corporate tax breaks given by the City of Columbus. The union has authorized a ten day strike notice if negotiations end without a deal in place. The school board has asked the superintendent to draft an action plan in case of a strike.