Teachers and the school board in Medford have declared an impasse in contract negotiations, a step toward a strike.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1gJfD93 ) the two sides now seven days to present their final proposals, followed by a 30-day cooling-off period. After that teachers could strike if no agreement is reached.
Negotiations broke off Tuesday.
The two sides are divided over pay, retirement funding and the number of workdays.