Volusia County Schools is going to the bargaining table with the teachers union next week.

The two sides will meet for a collective bargaining session on Thursday at 5 p.m.

This will be the first session since the school district declared an impasse last week. The decision outraged the union, especially since the teachers were on spring break and the union found out via email.

The school district said collective bargaining session will be subject to impasse rules under state law. The district said the two sides will continue to work toward a deal for teachers if possible.

Teachers want a 5 percent raise for the first year, followed by an additional 3 percent raise for the following year. That's 8 percent over two years.

The school district, however, is offering to raise beginning teacher pay by $1,500, and raise other teachers by $750.