Board of Education Approves Five-Year Contract with Naperville Unit Maintenance Association
The Naperville 203 Board of Education has approved a new five-year contract with the Naperville Unit Maintenance Association (NUMA).
The agreement, which was approved during the board’s Monday, July 18 meeting, runs through the conclusion of the 2026-27 school year. Naperville 203’s custodians, maintenance team members and groundskeepers will receive an average salary adjustment of more than seven percent in the first year of the contract, as well as a one-time payment of $1,000 that mirrors payments received by other district employees. Raises in future years of the contract will be tied to inflation, with established minimums and maximums each year.
“I am extremely pleased to have reached a long-term agreement that fairly compensates NUMA’s hard-working members,” Naperville 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges said. “We relied heavily on this group throughout the pandemic, and they did an amazing job of ensuring our students could continue to learn in safe and clean environments throughout the district.”
The new contract also provides the potential for NUMA employees to receive increased paid time off each year. Naperville 203 will continue to pay for 85 percent of employees’ insurance costs.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, we are so happy to approve this contract tonight, Board President Kristin Fitzgerald said. “This contract expresses how much we value our hard working NUMA members, who worked so diligently through the challenges brought to us over the past couple of years.”
“As representatives of the NUMA members and our executive team, we are excited to share that after several months of hard work from both sides of the table, NUMA and the Naperville 203 Board of Education have come to an agreement on a new contract that we feel both NUMA and the Board of Education can be pleased with,” NUMA President William Lewis said. “We look forward to continuing our ongoing efforts with the district administration and the Board of Education.”
Naperville 203 now has contracts in place with all four of its bargaining units. The Naperville Educational Support Professionals Association (NESPA) contract runs through the 2023-24 school year, the Naperville Unit Education Association (NUEA) contract runs through the 2024-25 school year, and the Naperville Transportation Association (NTA) contract runs through the 2025-26 school year.