Talks to resume in East St. Louis teachers strike

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As the East St. Louis teachers strike drags into its second week, 6,000 students remain out of class. Tuesday the teacher announced that negotiation with the East St. Louis School District would resume Wednesday.

In the meantime, the district will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all district students at three district schools:

  • East St. Louis Sr. High School
  • Avant Elementary School
  • Katie Wright Elementary School

However, transportation to the schools has been cut due to lack of ridership.

The district will also continue to provide tutoring and health and wellness programming for 8th and 9th grade students and their siblings through its Training in Academic and Physical Strengthening initiative.

Community center will remain open for extended hours for daily meal, and enrichment programs.

Centers: The Christian Activity Center, The Mary Brown Center, The Griffin Centers-DeShields, Orr Weathers, and Roosevelt Homes, SIUE Upward Bound, Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, and Sunshine Cultural Arts Center.

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