Hempfield teachers set strike date

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Hempfield Area teachers in Westmoreland County have vowed to go on strike on Feb. 23 unless a contract is reached or the district agrees to voluntary mandatory arbitration.

This would be the second strike of the school year. Under state law, teachers must return in time for students to have 180 days of school by June 30.

The district has 487 teachers and about 7,200 students.


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