Brown Leads Bipartisan Letter Asking for Dayton Board of Education, Teachers to Avoid Strike

Letter Asks All Sides to Resolve Outstanding Differences in the Best Interest of Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a letter today with a bipartisan group of state and local officials asking the Dayton Public Schools Board of Education and Dayton teachers to work together to avoid a teacher strike before the school year begins.

The letter was cosigned by: Ohio State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton), State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miami Township), Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley, Deborah Lieberman, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and Dayton City Commissioners Jeffrey Mims, Jr., Chris Shaw, Joey Williams, and Matt Joseph.

A copy of the letter is included below:                                                                         

Dear Superintendent Corr, Dayton Public Schools Board of Education, and Mr. Romick,

We understand Dayton Public Schools and local teachers are locked in tough negotiations. We also know that all sides, teachers, education professionals and the District, care deeply about the children of your community.  There is no doubt that the educational experiences of the students suffer, even in short work stoppages, when strikes occur.  With this in mind, we ask both parties to work together to resolve outstanding differences quickly and avoid a strike.