Cahokia, Ill (KSDK) -- The Cahokia School Board and the teachers may be on the verge of reaching a deal.
The school board will meet twice Thursday night. It will first meet with the teachers union and the teachers will vote on the latest contract offer. The second meeting will be a public hearing on a possible change in the start of the new school year.
At a meeting a week ago, the school board voted to delay the start of the new year if teachers decided to go on strike.
School is scheduled to begin August 22, but it could be pushed back until September 4.
Also at issue are the jobs of 37 employees who would be laid off if there's no settlement.
Superintendent Art Ryan told NewsChannel 5's Sharon Stevens he's helpful.
There has not been a teacher strike in Cahokia in the last five years.