What will happen if the teachers stay on strike the maximum days as determined by the Pennsylvania D
If the teachers strike the maximum days allowed by PDE, which would provide 180 days of instruction by June 15, 2010, the District and teachers would by law be required to participate in Final Best Offer Arbitration, a process that is expected to take 45 days. The arbitration requires both parties to provide their final best offer with supporting documentation to a panel of three arbitrators. The panel will then select the Fact-Finder’s recommendation, the District’s offer, or the teachers’ offer. If the decision is rejected by either group within the timeline, the recommendation is non-binding. A work stoppage is not permissible during the arbitration period.