The Bend Education Association said Thursday that if a contract with the Bend-La Pine School District is not agreed to by the end of January, they will consider bringing in a mediator.
The teachers have been working without a contract this school year. Both sides have have been negotiating, but took a break for the holidays. They are expected to return to the table next week.
The district said mediation may be the next move at this point, but a decision has not been made.