SAN DIEGO -- With an impasse declared by the South Bay Union School District, nearly 200 district teachers marched ahead of Thursday night's school board meeting.
San Diego police blocked a couple of intersections along Coronado Avenue for the marchers to safely cross.
At issue were failed negotiations overy pay. Negotiation teams from the Southwest Teachers Association and the Southbay Union School District have been in talks since May of 2015. Educators are fighting for an increase in salary and asking for counselors and at least one nurse at each school.
This all came to head when the district superintendent received a pay raise.
FOX 5 reached out to the South Bay Union School District. Dr. Katie Mcnamara sent a statement that read in part:
"...as a result of this persistent disagreement in negotiations, on January 20, 2016, the District informed the SWTA Bargaining Team of its intent to declare an impasse and request the Public Employment Relations Board to authorize the commencement of the mediation process."