About 125 South Butler County School District teachers and their union brothers and sisters from neighboring school districts attended a chilly but enthusiastic rally before Wednesday night's school board meeting.
The striking teachers collected food for the South Central Butler County Food Bank and listened to the theme from "Rocky" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister blare from nearby speakers.
After a short speech by South Butler Education Association President Ian Babb, the teachers filed into the primary center cafeteria to attend the board meeting. Babb said at the rally that he has high hopes for a compromise at the bargaining session scheduled for Monday night.
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