Negotiations are continuing with Katherine teachers over the mooted loss of their rental subsidies.
New options on how the planned $500,000 NT Budget savings could be rolled out will be discussed before the end of this term, in the next 3-4 weeks.
A Department of Education spokesman said discussions are continuing with principals, teachers and key stakeholders.
Those discussions are "exploring a number of potential options around how employees will receive the subsidy from January 2020".
"These options will be presented and workshopped with impacted staff before the end of Term 2."
The department has encouraged teachers to continue sending through their feedback on the review for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine school principals, besides some of them receiving subsidies themselves, fear an exodus of upset staff at the end of the year over the issue.
The Australian Education Union NT branch has warned many teachers have already indicated they are planning to leave.
The NT Government last month announced it wanted to claw back $500,000 in savings from the Katherine teacher rental subsidy scheme to help balance its Budget.
The department says the $500,000 is only a portion of the almost $2 million paid on housing subsidies for teachers in Katherine.
The scheme was established to attract teachers to Katherine which suffers from the highest turnover of teaching staff in the NT.
The Budget review identified that the subsidy paid to Katherine was not paid in Darwin and Alice Springs, implying that it was unfair.
There has been overwhelming support for Katherine teachers on social media since the decision was announced.
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