AGSD Approves Contract Extension for Support Staff

Avon Grove School District's Board of School DirectorsAvon Grove School District's Board of School Directors from left: Bonnie Wolff (President), Herman Engel, Richard Dumont, Ruchira Singh, Mike Woodin, Bill Wood, Jeffrey Billig, Tracy Lisi and Superintendent M. Christopher Marchese, Ed.D. Not shown: Dorothy Linn, Ed.D. (Vice President). - Submitted Image

WEST GROVE, PA — At the school board meeting on December 15, 2022, Avon Grove School District’s (AGSD) Board of School Directors approved a one-year contract extension with the Avon Grove Educational Support Professionals Association. The current collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30, 2023. The contract extension will be in effect from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

“The Board is very excited to enter into this contract extension with the association,” said School Board President Bonnie Wolff. “The extension is beneficial for the District, the Board, the Avon Grove community and our support staff members.”

To maintain a competitive compensation plan within our region, the contract extension includes hourly wage increases for support staff, while remaining fiscally responsible with forecasted annual cost increases below the projected Act 1 Index. All other contract terms will remain unchanged.

At the Board meeting, Superintendent M. Christopher Marchese, Ed.D. thanked the Board of School Directors for providing our support staff members with a competitive compensation plan.

“The approval of this extension is indicative of the commitment of the board, the association and our staff members to the education of our students. We continue to be grateful for their dedication to AGSD,” Marchese said. “Thank you to all who contributed to this process.”

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