With teachers on the picket line in the Southern Oregon district of Eagle Point and classes canceled for the rest of the week, tired negotiators are taking a break.
KDRV reports that break came after nearly 30 hours of talks. Negotiations are set to resume at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The head of the Eagle Point Education Association bargaining team, John Harding, says he drank coffee and energy drinks to keep working from 1 p.m. Monday to about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The station says the two sides traded proposals to address three unresolved issues. Educators want benefits for part-time teachers, no cuts in preparation time and a guarantee that union members can continue to provide bus service.
District officials didn't comment Tuesday night.
Teachers and other school employees walked out early Tuesday.
The district has 328 employees, including 186 teachers. It covers the town of Eagle Point and surrounding areas. It has 11 schools and about 4,100 students.
Information from: KDRV-TV, http://www.kdrv.com/