Board of Education Approves NTA Contract
At its Tuesday, September 5th meeting, the Naperville 203 Board of Education approved a new contract for the Naperville Transportation Association (NTA). The four-year contract begins with the 2017- 2018 school year and extends until the 2020-2021 school year.
Naperville 203 owns and operates a fleet of busses, and bus drivers and mechanics are employees of the school district.
“This new contract is a product of a positive and collaborative negotiation process with our union members and District administration,” said Superintendent Dan Bridges.
The NTA is comprised of the school district’s bus drivers and mechanics, and is an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA).
“The Naperville Transportation Association is pleased bargaining sessions with Naperville 203 officials were conducted in good faith and resulted in a mutually acceptable agreement based upon current and future educational and economic realities faced by Naperville 203 while meeting the transportation needs of students, parents, faculty, and taxpayers,” said John Bootz, president of the Naperville Transportation Association. “NTA employees look forward to continuing the excellent transportation services Naperville 203 stakeholders have come to expect.”
The contract specifics include:
- An increase in salary of 2.75 percent for 2017- 2018
- An increase commensurate with 100 percent of Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a ceiling of 2.5 percent for each school year ending 2020 - 2021
- 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.