At a Special Meeting of the Bethel Park Board of School Directors, held on March 21, 2017, the Board approved an agreement with the Bethel Park Custodial/Maintenance Educational Support Personnel Association that will be in effect from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021.
The previous agreement expired June 30, 2016. The agreement covers the school district’s 35 custodians and four maintenance employees.
The contract provides for an average 2.7% salary increase. Health care coverage, including medical, dental and vision, will continue for full-time employees and their families with the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium’s Community Blue Flex EPO Medical Insurance benefit.
Employees earning between $30,000 and $44,999 will pay 3% of their monthly health insurance premium and 3.5% beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Employees earning $45,000 or more will contribute 6.5% in 2016-2017; 7% in 2017-2018 and 7.5% beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
After the contract was ratified by the School Board, School Board President Donna Cook thanked the members of the union for all that they do to keep the District’s schools and grounds in good shape.
“The condition of our schools and grounds are oftentimes the first impression for our visitors,” said Mrs. Cook, “and it is essential that they stay in top condition, not only for our visitors, but also for our students and staff.
“On many occasions, yours is a behind-the-scenes job, but to those of us who spend a great deal of time in our buildings, we know the effort you put in—especially on days when we have snow or there is an emergency situation. Thank you for your diligence.”