Current District 86 board members Dennis Brennan, Kay Gallo and DeeDee Gorgol have teamed with Roseanne Rosenthal to form a so-far-unnamed slate.
Friday, February 15
By Joe O'Donnell Three current District 86 board members running for re-election have joined with one would-be newcomer to form a four-candidate slate for this spring's municipal election. Dennis Brennan, Kay Gallo, DeeDee Gorgol and Roseanne Rosenthal all confirmed that they will pool their efforts to run together for the four seats on the District 86 Board of Education up for grabs on the April 9 ballot. Their competition includes the three-candidate "Friends for District 86" slate made up of challengers Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Claudia Manley, and Roger Kempa, a candidate who has to this point not joined a slate. Brennan (who lives in Hinsdale), Gallo (Clarendon Hills) and Gorgol (Willowbrook) are all current board members. …
The current District 86 teachers contract covers four years, but allows for the reopening of salary and benefits negotiations after the first two.
District 86 teachers have made several public shows of solidarity recently as they negotiate with district officials salaries and benefits for the current and next school years. The current four-year contract between Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the Hinsdale High School Teachers Association (HHSTA) began with the 2010-11 school year and runs through the 2013-14 school year. A clause in the contract, however, allowed for the reopening of negotiations on salary, extra-duty compensation and health insurance for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. "Anything to do with salary and benefits," Superintendent Nick Wahl said of what's up for negotiation. Those negotiations were reopened last spring and there have since been …