Teachers in the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union have voted to go on strike over what they are calling a pay cut and what the school boards say is a pay freeze.
The teachers of Castleton, Fair Haven, Benson and Orwell say they will strike Wednesday if the school boards don’t resume negotiations and reach a settlement for a new contract.
Teachers say they have been working without a contract since July.
A lawyer for the school board lawyer says the western part of Rutland County has been hit hard by recent business closures and reductions. He says the boards are trying to keep their expenses down and that "everybody’s going to have a share a little bit in it."