Teachers and school boards are preparing for the upcoming negotiation season.
And it comes after the 2017 Legislature kept K-12 funding flat, due to short state revenues.
"Although (state revenues) have improved some, we're still looking at some very, very difficult times" said North Dakota United president Nick Archuleta. ND United represents teachers.
"Most of us in the private sectors would see a cost of living raise each year," said North Dakota School Boards Association executive director Alexis Beasley. "When funding is flat, that's tough to do."