CALDWELL -- Union representatives claim the Caldwell School District is shortchanging teachers and other certified employees.
The Idaho Education Association and the local teachers union say the district in southwestern Idaho is paying its educators for 173 days even though they are scheduled to work 183 days in the current school year.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports state and local union officials filed a grievance earlier this year but it was rejected by the district's attorney. The claim will now go before the Caldwell school board.
The district's acting superintendent, Jonathan Cline, declined to comment.
Union officials say they're prepared to file a wage claim with the state if employees aren't reimbursed. Teachers agreed to 10 unpaid furlough days last year, but union officials say they negotiated for full pay this year.