Avon Grove School Board approves four-year pact with administrators
● By Steven Hoffman
The Avon Grove School Board approved a new four-year Act 93 agreement with the district’s administrators. The pact was approved by a vote of 8-0.
School board president Bonnie Wolff said that the deal takes effect on July 1 and covers 24 administrators in the district.
The new deal includes salary increases of 1.5-percent in the first and second years of the agreement, and two-percent increases in the third and fourth years.
The school district will see some savings as a result of the new deal. There are changes to the administrators’ core health care and prescription program that will save the district money in each year of the four-year agreement. Administrators will now participate in a Personal Choice high deductible/integrated prescription health care program.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that is mutually beneficial to both the district and its administrators,” Wolff said. “Our administrators do an excellent job of leading and managing our schools.”
Wolff added that the new agreement includes salary ranges for each position based on a comprehensive analysis that was completed in the fall of 2015. The agreement also allows administrators the opportunity to earn bonuses based on “meritorious performances” during the second, third, and fourth year of the agreement.
On average, the salary increases in the new agreement, as well as state-mandated increases in pension costs, will equate to 2.9 percent increases annually over the four-year agreement.