Teachers in Battle Ground voted Friday night to remain on strike, despite a judge ordering them to return to work.
The vote was 89 percent in favor of remaining on strike, according to the Battle Ground Education Association.
Heinz said the union’s negotiating team met with the district through the night until 4 a.m. Saturday. They plan to take a short break before returning to the bargaining table later today.
A Washington judge signed an injunction Friday morning ordering Battle Ground teachers back to class after a nearly three-week-long strike. A school district attorney says the strike is causing irreparable harm and claims 95 students have left the district because of the strike.
Battle Ground remains the only district in southwest Washington on strike.
Evergreen and Longview students returned to class this past week after agreements were reached last weekend.
In Washington, school districts opened up contract negotiations this summer after the Legislature earmarked more than $1 billion to increase teacher pay.