Seneca OKs pact with custodians
Eagle Staff Writer
By Rachel Wagoner
March 18, 2017
JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley School District approved a five-year contract with the Seneca Valley Custodial Education Support Personnel Association Monday night. The school board voted 8-0 to approve the contract. The contract will run from July 1 through June 30, 2022. “The negotiations with SVESPA were positive and productive throughout, and we extend our appreciation to them for their partnership in this agreement,” said Superintendent Tracey Vitale. The contract includes an approximate 2.88 percent increase in salaries over the length of the contract. A custodian who is a new hire will make $16.02 an hour; and a skilled maintenance worker will make $26.19 an hour. It also includes minor adjustments made to their health care; the association moved to a qualified high deductible plan in 2015. Additional changes were also made to update the annual employee evaluation tool. The 31-member custodial union approved the contract Saturday morning, said Bob Yobp, president of the SVESPA. “We look forward to continuing to provide top-notch services to the district,” Yobp said in a statement. The custodial union is part of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association.