Teachers now see their “collective power” as something they can use to shape the path Denver Public Schools takes in the years to come.
A marathon bargaining session that lasted nearly 24 hours brought the three-day teacher strike to an end Thursday morning.
The all-nighter, which eclipsed the record set in 1994 for the longest bargaining session, hammered out the details between teachers and the district.
Denver Public Schools and the teachers union will restart negotiations at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Thousands of teachers did not report to schools Monday, instead protesting along picket lines and rallying at the state Capitol.
The strike will affect 71,000 students across 147 schools, and 5,353 teachers and specialized service providers.
DPS has said more than half of teachers surveyed in high priority schools said an incentive influenced their decision to stay.
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.