RELATED: Oakland teacher strike shows no signs of ending
Monday night's negotiations to end the teacher strike wrapped up at 10 p.m. Sources tell ABC7 news that State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and his team are in the process of looking over the district's finances to try to find some common ground.
Since the strike began, teachers have rallied and marched.
Last week teachers were offered an 8.5 percent compensation package, but the teachers are holding out for more, including smaller class sizes and demanding more counselors and nurses.
For every day that students are out of school, the Oakland Unified School District fails to receive daily attendance funds. According to Oakland Unified, only six percent of students have attended school on average during the strike and they are losing approximatly $1-million per day.
JUST IN: @OUSDNews is reporting loses due to the strike. “Our data shows that about 6% of our students have attended school on average during the strike.— Lyanne Melendez (@LyanneMelendez) February 27, 2019
We approximate about $1 million net loss per day.”
In the meantime, strike or no strike, high school seniors in Oakland still have to fill out their financial aid forms. Four centers were set up this week to help students with the FAFSA.
OAKLAND TEACHER STRIKE: Resources for parents here
Centers are open every day this week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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