That's how long Sherrard teachers are giving the district to avoid a potential strike.
But after Monday night's closed meeting, Leslie Anderson, the school board president said Sunday, February 16th is the next time, they can schedule negotiations between the board and teacher's union.
The Sherrard school board is hoping to fit 2 or 3 days worth of work on Sunday.
"I think there's a good opportunity for us to solve this. I think there is some very good dialogue, there's good direction, and I'm optimistic we'll be able to settle this," said Leslie Anderson, school board president.
But the teacher's union told CBS 4 they are incredibly disappointed with the boards' action.
They said this is wasting a week of negotiations.
Last Sunday, the teacher's union overwhelmingly voted in favor of ‘an intent to strike.'
For the past school year, teachers have worked without a contract.
They want a new *3* year contract while the school board is offering a *one* year deal.
"Right now it's a threat.
"A one year contract is actually a 4 month contract, and it would expire in June or July, and we would be right back where talking about the same issues," said Todd Volkart, a teacher.
Some parents said the potential threat is nerve wrecking.
"If they go on strike, it's for a good reason, but in the long run affects the students' learning," said Paula Masay, a parent.
"You got to a certain point where you're learning something and it's going to stop. It's going to be extremely disruptive," said Kelly Sponts, another parent.
But the board said they want both sides to meet in the middle.
"Flexibility certainly is an option if it fits the situation, and we can serve the teachers best interest and the student's best interest, we'll do that," said Anderson.
The teacher's union said only two board members showed up at their closed meeting at the high school which is not what they had in mind.
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