A week into what was supposed to be a new school year, and still no sign the BC Teachers Federation and the province are any closer to a contract deal.

In fact, a lot of people are feeling the two sides may be farther apart.

With odds looking good the strike will continue well into next week and maybe longer Coast FM talked to some parents about their feelings.

Today, the picket lines are down as BC Teachers federation locals hold study sessions. The union says part of the discussion will be around their next steps.