By Natalie Zarowny
The two sides haven't come to an agreement yet, but there are some new developments in what's going on in Dixon.
Tomorrow there's a special parent meeting at the VFW in town.
Superintendent Michael Juenger will be answering questions posed by parents, many tired of keeping their kids out of the classroom.
"They're missing out on a lot you know, sports, and friends, it's hard on them," said parent Nicole Stamm.
According to the event's organizer, at least two board members will also be coming.
"Kids need to get back in school and you know, so they don't lose more time," said Stamm.
Last night the school board posted on their website about several major issues that remain unresolved in the dispute, like pay.
It said teachers are asking for a 4% raise now, and for the next three years.
While the board is offering a 2% raise this year, and 2% and under for the next three years.
But teachers said it's not just about the money.
"In reality what we're doing is right, it's in the best interest of our students and obviously we want to get everyone back to school' the students and the teachers," said DEA spokesperson Dolph Ricks.
The state board of education has given Dixon schools some lee-way when it comes to another pressing issue: standardized testing.
The Illinois Standards Achievement Test, or the I.S.A.T., is coming up.
The state has given Dixon public schools an extension into a late testing window.
But the deadline is March 22.
"Of course we would love to get the ISAT testing in in the time frame the state has set, but our primary concern is getting kids back in school," said Superintendent Michael Juenger.
Tomorrow before the parent meeting, there are more negotiations between teachers and the school board at noon.