Frustrated Cheektowaga Central School District teachers, now in their third school year without a new contract, held an informational picket before an open house at the junior-senior high school Thursday to gain support from the public and parents.
The school district and its 163-member teachers' union have been unable to reach a new agreement since the contract expired June 30, 1995.
The two parties, however, have made some headway during recent negotiating sessions, according to Janet Goddard, vice president and chief negotiator for the Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association.
A meeting between teachers and school officials has been scheduled for Tuesday, Ms. Goddard said.
Teachers also urged parents to attend Monday's School Board meeting to show support for a new teachers' contract, she added.
Job protection has been a sticking point according to Ms. Goddard, who did not want to provide specifics.
School officials could not be reached to comment today.