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By Associated Press
DENVER (AP) ̵
Both sides met on Saturday in an attempt to reach a new contract after more than a year of negotiations.
"With a smoke and mirror proposal still lacking in transparency and failing to incentivize some over basic salary for all, the DCTA strike begins for the schools that earn students in Denver," said the Denver Classroom Teachers Association in a statement.
Denver Public Schools Superintendent says she is disappointed that the Teachers' Union broke off negotiations on Saturday night.
"Despite the union's refusal to continue negotiations, we continue to work with the DCTA leadership to work this strike," said Superintendent Susana Cordova in a statement.
In several statements posted on Twitter on Saturday night, the Denver Teachers 'Union said the Denver Public Schools' recent contract offer was not good enough.
The Negotiation Team He wrote a tweet titled, "We can do better."
Disagreements are about salary increases and premiums for teachers in high-poverty schools and other schools, which the district considers to be a priority.
The teachers want lower premiums to release money for better overall salaries. The district says that bonuses are the key to increasing the academic performance of poor and minority students.
Some teachers say that overall funding for support services in these schools is more important.
Teachers plan to occupy schools across the city from Monday. The district says the schools remain open during the strike and are staffed by administrative staff and substitute teachers.
However, the district has canceled classes for 5,000 preschool children because it does not have the staff to take care of them. 19659020] The Teachers' Union says 93 percent of participating members supported a strike last month in a poll.