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D60 administrators and teachers union to meet Saturday morning

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Friday marks day 5 of the D60 teacher strike, and there could be an end in sight.

The district presented a third offer to teachers on Thursday, and unlike the previous two offers, this offer was not immediately rejected. PEA President, Suzanne Etheridge said it's possible the strike could end in the next two days, but told News 5 that no deal will be signed behind closed doors.

As of Friday at noon, The Pueblo Education Association and D60 administrators have moved their bargaining session to 8 a.m. Saturday at the administration building. Even if both sides reach an agreement, union members will still need to take a vote after the meeting.

As this is the fifth day without classes, some parents in Pueblo said they're anxious for their children to get back in the classroom. Haaf Elementary did re-open Wednesday, and some parents chose to bring their kids to class. Other parents said their students won't be returning until their teachers get what they're asking for.

"You said you didn't want to go back to school unless what?" "My teachers get their rights back and get a raise," Parent Annette Dietrich and her son told News 5. "We love the subs, they do what they do. But we want our teachers."

The strike continues Friday with even more teachers joining the picket line. District 70 teachers are expected to show their support, as their classes are not in session Friday.

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