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Board of Education Approves NESPA Contract

At its Monday, August 20th meeting, the Naperville 203 Board of Education approved a new contract for the Naperville Education Support Professionals Association (NESPA). The three-year contract begins with the 2018- 2019 school year and extends through the 2020-2021 school year.

 

“We are pleased that this new contract honors our employees, while remaining fiscally responsible,” said Superintendent Dan Bridges. “We value the important work of the NESPA employees and their impact on our students.”

 

NESPA consists of approximately 600 members serving in Naperville 203’s 22 schools, the Print Shop, Buildings and Grounds, PSAC, Connections and Transportation.

 

“The Naperville Education Support Professionals Association is pleased to have a three-year contract, which was collaboratively negotiated, with the Naperville 203 School Board,” said NESPA President Kathie Beggs. “NESPA members support all learning and we look forward to our continued work with staff, students, and our community.”

 

The contract specifics include: 

  • The three-year deal provides an average increase in salary of 3.98 percent.
  • All current employees will receive a base increase of 95 percent of Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Year 2 and 95 percent of CPI in Year 3 with a floor of 1.5 percent and a ceiling of 2.4 percent.
  • Beginning in 2018 - 2019, if there is a property tax freeze, there will be no salary increase in any year impacted by the freeze regardless of the applicable CPI.