A statement from Salina USD 305:
The Salina USD 305 negotiations team and NEA-Salina believe they are at impasse over one item: compensation.
The USD 305 Board of Education appreciates the hard work and dedication displayed by both the district’s negotiations team and NEA-Salina’s negotiations team. Both teams have worked diligently making proposals and counter-proposals in an attempt to come to agreement.
Both teams are hopeful that this additional step will bring the negotiations process to resolution.
According to Jennifer Bradford Vernon, director of public information for the district, the board will receive a full briefing from the negotiations team and administration during executive session at the next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Aug. 13.
She noted that teachers are scheduled to return Aug. 7 to prepare for the 2019-20 school year and that school beings Aug. 13.
“We will continue to work to resolution and look forward to beginning the school year as scheduled,” she wrote in an email to Salina Post.