Denver Public Schools teachers are planning to strike Monday after negotiations over a compensation package that allowed teachers to earn additional income failed.
Negotiations between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and the Denver Public Schools District for the Professional Compensation System for Teachers, implemented in 1999, have been ongoing for 15 months, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH.
The ProComp contract, which offered incentives that allowed teachers, school nurses and psychologist to earn more money on top of their base pay, expired on Jan. 18. The teacher's union and school district have been disagreeing on how to improve the current pay scale for how teachers are paid.
The two sides negotiated for six hours on Saturday, after which union leaders announced they would go through with the strike as planned, The Denver Post reported.
The union is proposing a package of $28.5 million for teacher compensation, while the district was offering $23.3 million as of Saturday night, according to KMGH. Each side is also disagreeing on how teachers can go about increasing their compensation over time.