The Montclair teachers' union is urging its members to pack the board of education meeting on Monday night, and has announced that teachers will begin "working to contract" as of Tuesday.
That means that teachers will only perform work for which they are obligated by contract. The union has also asked its members to calculate the number of hours they've volunteered without pay since school started in September.
"In an effort to demonstrate the countless hours that MEA association members volunteer in the Montclair Public School District, we are asking each MEA member to compile a list of activities that are performed by MEA members beyond contract time and without compensation," the union wrote.
Teachers were asked to include the amount of time spent readying their room, helping students during lunch, and meeting with parents.
The Montclair Board of Education said Thursday that it had reached an impasse in negotations with the union.