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Dixon Teachers, School District Back at Bargaining Table

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The teachers strike in Dixon continues, now into day four.

Teachers have been taking to the picket line after they could not reach a contract agreement with the school board.

Now they are back at the bargaining table, trying to come to a resolution that works for both sides.

As of this posting at around 8:40 p.m. Sunday, there was still no deal. This despite the fact that the closed-door meeting has been underway since 1 o'clock.

A spokesperson for the Dixon Teachers Association told us earlier that they are hopeful a deal will be made tonight. She said they are working hard to get one.

But, picketing by the teachers will go on as scheduled if a deal is not reached. That would mean another missed day for school for 2800 kids in Dixon district.

Some parents we spoke to are not happy with the current situation. They believe teachers should just get back to work teaching students.

But there is also plenty of community support for the teachers. Many people showed their support by honking their car horns as they drove by the picket line this weekend.

The Teachers Association is asking for better pay, technology and textbooks, and more teachers to be hired. These things remain sticking points with the district.

So, for now, talks continue.

Plans are already in place to meet again Monday and Tuesday.

If a settlement is reached, parents will be notified that school is in session by 5 a.m. that day.

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