by Susan O’Neill
Kanelandâ€”Kaneland teachers will take a vote on Friday, Feb. 5, whether or not to re-open salary negotiations with the district. The union representing the teachers, the Kaneland Educators Association (KEA), will announce its decision on Monday, Feb. 8.
According to KEA representative Linda Zulkowski, the KEA leadership met last Friday. They are facilitating an on-line question-and-answer session with the teachers this week, leading up to the vote.
Zulkowski emphasized that the re-negotiation, should the teachers vote in favor of it, would only address the salary increases. She said they informally discussed several options, but they will not discuss anything formally until the vote is taken.
Options discussed include furlough days and spreading out the contracted increase between two years, taking a portion this coming year and the remainder the following year.