The looming ISAT deadline is putting pressure on the Dixon education association and the district to come to an agreement.
District officials asked the teachers union for a 3 week "cooling off" period to administer the tests. The union rejected that proposal.
The Illinois Board of Education granted the district an extension until March 22nd and the tests cannot be given after that date.
"It would be a real detriment to our school system and the school is the hub of our community and so we really need to get this settled so we can get this done," Kindergarten teacher Cammie McMahon said.
If the ISAT's are not taken the district will lose $280,000 in state aid and it could lose its recognition as a district.