Both sides worked deep into the night Sunday, working to avoid a Thursday morning strike from the Portland Association of Teachers.
Wednesday appears to be the key day for students and their parents. If a deal is not reached, the district plans to send kids home early and close the schools through Monday. During that time they will train substitutes and replacement staff. According to the plan only some schools would re-open on the 25th, the district plans to prioritize elementary and middle schools.
Last night the teachers union began reviewing a response from the district. Negotiations have taken a turn for the better since the offer from the PAT last week included several concessions.
In a statement the district says negotiations will resume Monday while students are not in class because of the Presidents Day holiday.