Elementary school teachers and paraprofessionals packed into the Central Junior High School gymnasium for the D124 school board meeting on Sept. 19.
Many spoke in support of a fair contract for teachers and support staff from Evergreen Park's five public grammar schools.
Contract negotiations between the Evergreen Park Federation of Teachers and D124 have reached an impasse.
Both sides are due to sit down at the bargaining table on Sept. 24. The teachers union has already filed a strike notice with the district.
The earliest that teachers can walk is Sept. 28.