Denver Public Schools and the teachers union will restart negotiations at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The strike will affect 71,000 students across 147 schools, and 5,353 teachers and specialized service providers.
Gov. Jared Polis is still encouraging teachers and Denver Public Schools to restart negotiations to avoid the strike.
When negotiations resumed last week, the wedge between the teacher's union and the district grew even larger.
Studies show children who attend full-day kindergarten go on to perform better, and that the program evens the playing ground for students who would otherwise be at a disadvantage.
The rejection of the school district’s latest offer comes after 14 months of contentious negotiations to overhaul the district’s pay and teacher incentive system.
The hearing was held in the capitol’s largest committee room and even then the crowd filled four overflow rooms.
The earliest teachers could legally walk off the job is Monday. It would be the first teacher walkout in 25 years.
After 10 hours of negotiations Friday, talks between the teachers union and the city’s school district collapsed over pay and compensation.
More minority students are graduating within four years than ever before, but the rate is still 10 points lower than that of white students.