Teachers strike in northeastern Pennsylvania school district

November 14th, 2016 12:47 pm

DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — School's out for students in one northeastern Pennsylvania school district due to a teachers' strike.

Dallas School District teachers hit the picket lines Monday. Their last contract expired 15 months ago.

Superintendent Thomas Duffy plans to meet with state education officials Monday to determine how long the strike can last. By law, students must receive 180 class days of instruction.

The teachers' union has agreed to let coaches and teachers continue to perform other extracurricular roles, so sports will continue and club activities may on a case-by-case basis depending on the wishes of their faculty advisers.