The Athens School District is the latest Pennsylvania school district to go on strike

04.18.16 | Bob Price

Teachers have walked off the job after being unable to reach a deal with the school board on a new contract.

Athens Superintendent Craig Stage says there's no way of knowing how long the job action will last.

Extracurricular activities including athletics will continue, but Craig insists the strike "places a burden on everybody."

Teacher strikes were launched earlier this month in nearby Sayre and Montrose.

By law, students must receive 180 days of classroom instruction time per year in Pennsylvania--which limits the number of days teachers can strike to nine.