A Teachers Strike

New contract approved

The Akron Public Schools and the Akron Education Association (the union representing teachers) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Compromises were reached on salary increases, health care costs, and safety in the school buildings.

Although this agreement is tentative — there are issues that need to be further defined —, it avoids a strike at this time.   A final contract will need approval from the Akron Board of Education and the teachers' union.

Board member Derrick Hall commented, "Today's agreement represents a victory for all parties, whether it be teachers, administration, but most of all, our kids."

Had no agreement been reached, a strike would have begun at 12:01 a.m. on January 9.   School classes will resume as normal on Monday, January 9, and there will be no interruption of athletics or extracurricular activities.


  • At its 1/9/23 meeting, the Akron Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the new contract.
  • At a 1/10/23 meeting, the teachers, through their union (The Akron Education Association), voted to ratify the newly-negotiated contract.   The new contract, which is retroactive to July 1, 2022, will last for three years.