The Board of Education for School District 203 approved this morning of a four-year maintenance contract with the Naperville Unit Maintenance Association. Superintendent Dan Bridges said the agreement improves the district’s “opportunity to hire and retain quality employees while maintaining fiscal responsibility.”
The contract would cover 147 maintenance employees at all 22 of the district’s schools and is said to help improve overall employee costs to the district, including reducing post-retirement health insurance.
To be more competitive in the marketplace, according to Bridges, starting pay has also been raised. Under the contract, first year pay will go up $1 for all impacted employees, the second year will see a 3% salary increase, and the third and fourth years employees’ pay will be raised to a rate equal to the consumer price index at those times, with a floor (minimum) of 1.4% and a ceiling (maximum) of 2.5%.
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