The Clay County education association says Governor Rick Scott designated money for teacher raises and they are demanding the school board add the money into their payscale.
Renna-Lee Paiva, President of the Clay County teachers union says the board offered each teacher $1425 dollars. But she says it's not enough.
"The governor was explicit that the money was for teacher raises."
The issue is whether salary increases should be permanent or be for this year only with the option of renegotiation in the future.
"We need this money on the salary scale. Teachers need to be able to see the money on the salary scale, that's how we recruit good teachers."
Paiva says Clay County teachers arent willing to take any steps backward. She believes it would be ludicrous to reach an impasse with $6.1 million dollars on the table. Clay won't get the $6.1 million dollars allocated until the school board and teachers union reach an agreement.