PHOENIX (KSAZ) - In light of Wednesday night's developments that a budget deal has not been finalized, thousands of teachers who were planning to return to the classroom on Thursday have changed their minds.
Schools Districts across the state have been scrambling to inform students and parents that there will be no school on Thursday afterall, and for some students, this walkout is creating even bigger problems for their futures.
"Are we gonna get our diplomas on the night of graduation? are we gonna have to come back after school?" asked Victoria Leon.
For Victoria and others in the Mesa School District, they got some answers Wednesday night at a town hall.
"They said that we wouldn't have to come back, which made us feel a lot better," said Victoria.
"It's kind of annoying, because we have so much stuff left to do, but all this time been taken away from us," said Victoria, talking about time as seniors, their last moments with teachers, classmates, and for some, their last moments in their neighborhoods.
"We miss all of our choir and band concerts that are going to be rescheduled, but, like, it's our last, so we're missing a lot," said Victoria.
"There was a lot of frustration and a lot of anger and a lot of resentment, because my senior was missing her last. Her last concert. She had to miss an awards assembly that hopefully will be rescheduled," said one parent.
Some parents, however, don't have any concerns. One parent is confident her daughter's senior year will still end positively, and even some students say they're looking at the bright side.
"This might not be benefiting me right now, but it's gonna be benefiting the later on students," said one male student.