About 100 educators, parents, and students from around the city took to the picket lines this evening in a demonstration for a fair contract.
According to Jacqui Greadington president of the East Orange Education Association, educators are heading into their third year without a contract.
"The city wants to make this a destination city that's on the rise so it begins with good, dedicated teachers", Greadington said.
The demonstration began at around 5 p.m. and is expected to last until 7 p.m.
A spokesperson for the mayor's office referred all questions to the school district.
"The district is a separate entity and we are referring all questions to their spokesperson".
President Greadington stated that the city has a appointed school board and said that the mayor plays a key role in getting teachers a fair contract.
"This is a mayoral appointed school board that's why we are bringing our voices to City Hall"
Greadington did not release details of pending negotiations.