A strike could soon take place in the South Butler School District after the teachers union voted to reject the latest fact-finding report.
According to union representative Brooke Witt, accepting the recommendations from a state-appointed mediator would have set the teachers years behind the terms of their previous contract. It would have also created the possibility of drastic staff reductions, the union said.
Witt says a strike will happen soon if the district does not compromise as the union believes all other options have been exhausted.
Earlier this week, the South Butler School Board voted unanimously to accept the fact-finder’s report. Each side will vote again over the next week before the fact-finding process is concluded.
The teachers union and the district have been in a contract dispute since 2014.