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Covina-Valley Unified teachers rally amid contract negotiations

Teachers in Covina-Valley Unified, yet to reach a deal on a new contract, rallied outside the district’s headquarters on Monday as they seek better pay, health care and smaller class sizes, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The union representing educators in the San Gabriel Valley district is preparing to strike if it doesn’t soon reach a deal with the district, according to the Tribune.

“Covina Valley teachers are counting on the school district to make this right,” union President Adam Hampton told the Tribune. “It’s irresponsible to educators, to students and to this community for the district to unnecessarily force teachers into a strike.”

Michele Doll, assistant superintendent of personnel services for the district, said in a statement that it is “disheartening” that the union is considering a strike. “It is the students in Covina-Valley who will suffer the most should a strike occur,” Doll added.