Belpre Residents Speak Out

With Belpre schools in their third month without a contract with teachers, concern is growing as to whether an agreement can be worked out without a strike.

The Belpre Education Association says a strike is a last resort toward resolving issues in contract talks. We asked residents Tuesday for their views on the issue, and how it might affect the Belpre community.

"I hope they don't go on strike, the kids need them," says Rose Smee.

"I would be torn down the middle; it would be inconvenient on my son going to school, but I also back them," Larry Moody says.

"If you're right, you've got to stand up for it," adds William Wallace.

The two sides have another negotiation session scheduled for October 30.

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