The Newton Teachers Association will pay $625,000 in fines to the state and Newton Public Schools for an illegal 11-day strike, but that’s a mere fraction of the damages parents are seeking in a class action lawsuit.

The fines “do not begin to address the tremendous damage this illegal strike did to Newton as a community, and especially to our children,” parents Lital Asher-Dotan, Dmitriy Sokolovskiy, Dan Eshet, and Barbara Cipriani said in a statement to The Newton Beacon.

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“The union chose its illegal strike and chose to bear the costs of contempt of court to keep striking to drive parents to a point of desperation: ‘pay them whatever they want, just get my kid back in school.’ That was willful, wanton, and wrong,” according to the lawsuit. “The students and families of Newton deserve to be made whole for the real losses they experienced from the NTA’s choice to intentionally, blatantly break the law.”

The damages from the state’s longest teachers strike “easily exceed $25 million,” the lawsuit read.

The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday came the same day Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Christopher Barry-Smith “denied as moot” a request from parents to join the settlement between the NTA, district, and state, the Associated Press reports.

It names the NTA, its leaders, Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union and the NTA’s national affiliate.

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The 11-day strike impacting 12,000 students eventually won the NTA wage increases, family leave, and additional mental health resources in schools. Students returned to class on Feb. 6, forced to forego their winter break, WCVB reports.

“We are at an important point now to move forward with implementing the terms of our new contract, which allows us to better meet the needs of our students,” the NTA wrote in a statement following Barry-Smith’s final ruling, which split the fines with $275,000 paid to the district and $350,000 to the state.

The NTA shrugged off parents’ efforts to recoup their losses from the strike – which included learning loss, emotional distress, missed work shifts, and out of pocket costs for tutors and day camps – as a symptom of a “national movement aimed at weakening educator unions and other public-sector unions.”

Daniel Suhr, the attorney representing parents, vowed “parents will continue to pursue this case to ensure justice for Newton’s students.”

Some parents who spoke with WBZ as their kids headed back to school earlier this month were not happy about the district canceling winter break to appease the union, but said they were forced to prioritize their child’s education over vacation plans.

“I’m not completely excited about it, but it’s my duty as a parent to make sure that she gets the education that she needs,” said a mother identified only as Rachal. “And she’s missed a whole lot of schooling because of the strike, so any plans we had are canceled.”

Others were unwilling to allow the NTA to upend their lives.

According to the Boston Globe: “Multiple parents said in advance of the break they were going ahead with planned family vacations; some were unable to get refunds on plane tickets and hotels, while others said they didn’t worry about missed school work since some educators told them they expected higher-than-normal absences and were likely to review material already taught.”