I am very happy to report that things are much more peaceful now at the High School that my kids attend. For those of you that have recently started following my blog I will explain. We had a shooting threat made by a group of students. which pretty much shut down school for a day and cancelled the Football game that night. Due to the fact that a shooting threat was made about happening at the football game as well.
I had been under the impression that only one student had made the threat, but apparently there was a group of about 10-15 students involved. I had never thought that I would have to worry so at sending my kids to school, but I am not going to expand on the type of world we live in right now.
I am just happy that things appear to be staying peaceful for now. There have been programs started with Peer to Peer counseling during school and ones with parents volunteering to help students that need someone to talk to. The Principal reports that the programs have been met with a good response to them.
As it seems to go sometimes, you get one thing taken care of and then another problem springs up. We were notified last week by the Principal that they have received notice of the intent for the teachers to go on strike next month unless an agreement can be made with their contract. I know Teacher Strikes are nothing new, but in all the years that my children have been in school we thankfully have never had to deal with one. I also know that there are many other types of jobs besides just Teachers that sometimes use Strikes in their negotiating process.
I do hope that an agreement can me made and that we won’t have to deal with this, but it has made me think. Raised some questions in my curious mind. I am sure there aren’t many of you that are surprised by that! What are your thoughts?
What do you think of using Strikes to negotiate? Is that really the only option at times? Were they used more frequently in the past compared to now? Have you ever been involved in a strike yourself? Have you ever crossed the Picket Line to go to work even though your co-workers were striking? Feel free to comment below and I will keep you posted about what happens with our High School.