The El Centro Elementary Teachers' Association has begun regularly picketing the offices of the El Centro Elementary School District in continued protest of contract offers by the district.
Teachers will picket the site at 1256 Broadway from about 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays this month.
"We're trying simply to keep our presence known," said Bruce Roberts, ECETA president.
Roberts estimated 30 to 35 people picketed Tuesday.
Members of the district's Board of Trustees are taking the picketing in stride.
"We understand they're still supporting their position," said board President Ron Hull.
"We understand why they're picketing," Hull said, adding the bargaining table is the place for negotiations to be settled.
"The board is ready to negotiate. We have been ready," Hull said, adding the ECETA has had scheduling conflicts preventing the sides from meeting recently.