The Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers has made the announcement while suing the state to reinstate its contracts, saying the courts are going too slow.
The last time teachers in the district acted in this manner was 1996, and after an 8-day strike, the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers was ordered back to school by a federal judge.
Now the union isn't fighting for a raise, but for its life.
Dismissed and bogged down in court, the union issued a statement saying:
"We have been patient, but our patience is wearing thin."
Union leadership voted unanimously Tuesday to give job action authority to acting president Brenda Robinson.
But are teachers really ready to strike?
Superintendent Jerry Guess doesn't think so, but if teachers walk, he says the district is ready.
It's the same debate, but the players have changed, and things could get a little scary.
The union is suing the district and State Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell.
That case is currently in Pulaski Circuit Court, where the judge is considering a motion to dismiss based on the state's claim of sovereign immunity.