Acton teachers and school officials are battling over a new contract.
The most recent teachers' contract expired last year.
The Acton Education Association last week staged a protest Thursday on Main Street, demanding a new contract. It wants more than a 1 percent pay raise and some early release days reinstated for teachers.
The School Committee said actions like the protest are hampering the negotiations.
"Wearing buttons in classrooms, marching, and picketing are only serving to make this process more adversarial and difficult," the committee said in a statement. "We now ask that the union work with us, instead of against us, to bring a speedy and successful conclusion to these negotiations." Where do you stand on the issue? Share your opinion in the comments.