Teachers with the Reynolds School District could be on strike as early as Monday, if mediation talks fail this weekend.
Last week the Reynolds Educators Association voted to go on strike after talks failed between the union and the district after months of negotiations.
The district has already canceled classes for Monday, despite what could happen on Sunday at the next scheduled mediation session.
Both sides are hoping they'll be able to reach an agreement.
The teachers union and the school district haven't been able to agree on the terms of a new contract for several months.
Areas of disagreement include pay and benefits, but most teachers are concerned with the working conditions and teacher prep time, as well the classroom learning environment.
"We expected to be like everything else but we take it for granted and we might not have a chance to do that and I know that our grades are going to suffer because of this," said Donovan Neal, a senior at Reynolds High School.
If the strike moves takes place, the district is planning to start its summer meals program by next Wednesday.
It also plans to continue with senior graduation as schedule.
The Reynolds Learning Academy and Multi-Sensory Learning Academy will not be affected.
"It's kind of scary and worrisome and little bit ridiculous too. It's the last two weeks of school - I mean they couldn't hold out that much longer," said Abby Young, a sophomore at Reynolds High School.
That mediation session takes place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Edgefield Campus.
Union members are planning a vigil at 4 p.m. at Donald Robertson Park on Halsey in support of the teachers.
For updated information from the district visit www.reynolds.k12.or.us.
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