Teachers and other education professionals will be balloted about whether they want to strike over the public sector pay offer.
The National Association of Head Teachers union says the offer put forward by the States represents a pay cut in real terms.
The States' Chief Executive has previously said "there is no more money" to offer to civil servants.
The offer, which is below RPI, does not take into consideration the work teachers do, according to the union's Jersey President.
The States of Jersey have responded by saying they highly value the work of teachers and hope they can still reach an agreement.
They continued saying that there was a duty to taxpayers to ensure all governmental budgets could be afforded.