No new talks are scheduled in the Strongsville teachers’s strike despite efforts Wednesday night to get the two sides back to the bargaining table.

Following a meeting at the federal mediator’s office in Independence, both the union president and school superintendent emerged saying that no further talks have been scheduled.

“They’re not interested in making a counter proposal to our counter so therefore there’s really no need for additional meetings to be set up,” Strongsville Education Association president Tracy Linscott said.

The 383 members of the Strongsville Education Association have been on strike since Monday. School has remained open with substitute teachers.

There were no negotiating teams at Wednesday’s meeting.  However, it was hoped that the meeting would produce a date for future negotiations.

“I’m disheartened because we need to have our teachers back in the classroom,” Superintendent John Krupinski said. “However, at no time can we ever as a school district reflect an unbalanced budget. We must operate in the black. The proposals they have offered to this point would not allow us to do that.”

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