Teachers and support staff with Mat-Su Education Association and the Classified Employees Association rallied outside of the school board meeting.
The employees want pay increases and better health benefits, but the school system says it just can't afford the increase.
"We want to go back to the table, (have) CEA get a contract, an agreement, before the end of the year. And for MSEA we'd like to do the same thing so we can end the school year on a positive note," said Jill Showman, MSEA president.
"I would encourage them to do this at the Borough meetings because that's where we are going to get our money, because if we don't have money we can't spend it," said school board president Colleen Vague.
CEA spent the entire year without a contract.
MSEA's contract expires in June.