Negotiators for the St. Johns Education Support Professionals (SJESPA) and the St. Johns County School Board have reached a tentative agreement on their 2013-2014 contract for the district’s non-instructional employees.
- Move one level up on the salary schedule for eligible non-instructional employees.
- An increase of .25 per hour for those employees with 0-9 years of work experience. This increase will be retroactive to the employee’s 2013 start date.
- An increase of .15 per hour for those employees who have 10-13 years of work experience. This increase will be retroactive to the employee’s 2013 start date.
“The negotiation process was a very collaborative effort by all parties,” said Cathy Weber, director for Human Resources and chief negotiator, St. Johns County School District. “It is wonderful to be able to recognize those employees who work so hard to support our students and instructional staff.”
“We have many members who are happy,” said Carolyn Coffey, president of the local SJESPA. “The school district and union worked very well together to outline the terms of this tentative agreement.”
Following ratification, the tentative agreement will be presented to the School Board for acceptance.
SJESPA is the recognized bargaining agent for the approximately 1,500 non-instructional personnel including paraprofessionals, clerical staff, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance and food service.