DALLAS TOWNSHIP -- Teachers in the Dallas School District have been on the picket line for roughly a month, putting 2,700 students out of school.
Tempers boiled over at the school board meeting Monday night as outraged parents demanded their children get back to classes.
"As a parent, I want my kids back in school. I am tired of the games that are being played," said parent Susan Allen.
Teachers went on strike last month.
The board says according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the teachers have to return to school on Tuesday in order for the district to get in 180 days in the classroom with the school year scheduled to end on June 15.
However, union president John Holland says teachers will not be reporting for duty Tuesday morning because the district is still allowing a holiday break, which he says is unreasonable.
"Because if they allow a holiday break, there's no way they can get 180 days of instruction in by June 15," Holland said.
"The Dallas Education Association had notified the Pennsylvania Department of Education that he was not bringing his teachers back on December 13 as the Pennsylvania Department of Education had directed," said board solicitor Vito DeLuca.
With that decision laid bare, the meeting quickly turned into a shouting match between Holland and the board.
According to the board solicitor, the department of education would intervene if the strike pushes the end of the school year beyond June 30.