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Avon Grove School District approves contract extension for support staff

01/03/2023 01:05PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Avon Grove School Board recently 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 the 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 Dec. 15 board meeting, Superintendent M. Christopher Marchese, Ed.D. thanked the Board of School Directors for providing the 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.”