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Mayor Horrigan Issues Statement on Pending Teachers’ Strike


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 01-03-2023

Akron, Ohio, January 3, 2023 — Statement from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan on the possible teachers’ strike at Akron Public Schools scheduled to begin on January 9, 2023:

“As a former teacher with many close ties to those working in Akron Public Schools, I wholeheartedly respect our educators and the work they do day in and day out for our children. I believe they deserve fair compensation for their efforts and a safe work environment. I also understand the complexities involved for the administrative staff and budgeting appropriately for a sustainable solution. I offer the full support of the Mayor's office to help both sides reach a mutually agreeable conclusion and am willing to assist in any mediation efforts.

Schools have become more important than ever, and I know that no one involved wants to see our schools shut down. For some children, their school building is their only consistent safe space and place of normalcy. We learned through the pandemic how vital an in-person education is and the consequences involved when that's not possible. Our teachers, parents, administration, and community alike don't want to see a lapse in our children’s education. I urge both sides to seek a swift and agreeable resolution for all involved.”

For further information, contact:
Stephanie Marsh
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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