The Phoenixville Area School District and members of the district's support personnel union have reached a tentative contract agreement.
The deal was announced in a joint press release put out by the District.
According to the press release:
The Phoenixville Area School District has reached a tentative agreement with the Phoenixville Educational Support Personnel Association, the group that represents the District’s secretaries, custodians and maintenance staff. Over the next couple of weeks, the parties will be working hard to finalize language and to obtain the appropriate votes (Association membership ratification and School Board approval) to make the agreement official. The District will be in a position to provide more details about the agreement at that time."
The support personnel union represents 75 district employees who have been working without a contract agreement since their last contract expired at the end of June 2011, according to a district spokeswoman. Two other district unions are still working without a contract, the spokeswoman said.
The full press release is attached to this article as a pdf.
District spokeswoman Sandra Claus told Patch that there is no specific time frame for ratification of the contract. "The negotiating teams are still working on exact language, and then it will be presented to the full board and union membership for a vote," Claus said.
- Patch will update this story with new details as developments warrant.