Teachers in Dixon School District are planning to strike starting Thursday.
Sauk Valley Media reported that Dixon Education Association told the school board of its decision Tuesday.
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The union says "very little progress" was made in negotiations that went past 2 a.m., and classes for the district's 2,781 students will be canceled Thursday.
The board scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will to take public comment, then meet in closed session to discuss contract talks.
Union President Sandi Sodergren-Baar says the two sides are "still very far apart," on big issues.
Superintendent Michael Juenger says those issues include staffing, salaries and benefits.
Teachers have been working without a contract since August. The next bargaining session is Thursday night.