Shall the Pelham School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Pelham School District and the Pelham Educational Support Personnel Association (PESPA) which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year at current staffing levels:
Year Estimated Increase
2017-2018 $ 71,971
2018-2019 $ 81,511
2019-2020 $ 78,551
and further to raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy-One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-one ($ 71,971) for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement that would be paid at current staffing levels? (Majority vote required).
Recommended by the School Board
Recommended by the Budget Committee
EXPLANATION: Warrant Article 2 asks voters to fund the increased costs for Educational Support Personnel for the upcoming three school years. The collective bargaining agreement reached between the Pelham School District and the Pelham Education Support Personnel Association (PESPA) calls for an average 3.76% increase in each year. If approved, this agreement will replace the current CBA which expires on 8/31/17 and will protect the District’s ability to recruit and retain quality educational support staff to work with some of our most needy children.