Evergreen Park school board, teachers resume talks

October 3, 2012 8:29:42 PM PDT
Contract talks to end the two-day teachers strike in Evergreen Park were under way late Wednesday night.

A new round of negotiations started at five o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The first bargaining session since the strike began did not go well.

The school board appears to be playing hardball, suggesting students will make up strike days with subs.

A statement released Wednesday said, "this board does not intend to reward striking employees who harm the students, their parents and our community."

"To go ahead and say teachers can't make it up, you'll bring somebody else in, that isn't right," said Ray Richter, Evergreen Park parent.