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Shamokin Area and Southern Columbia Area are both engaged in contract negotiations with the districts' respective teachers unions.

A meeting between the union and school district scheduled for Tuesday was canceled by the Southern Columbia Area School Board, according to Mark McDade, a negotiator with the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

McDade said he wasn't sure why the session was canceled but that he didn't believe it to be a negotiating tactic. Another session is scheduled for June 4.

There's been no movement on a contract at Shamokin Area, McDade said.

The last bargaining session was held March 24, and that ended abruptly. The teachers' union has since authorized use of a strike, but McDade said he did not believe any plans were put in motion.

- Eric Scicchitano