NEWS RELEASE: The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors is proud to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Perkiomen Valley Education Association (PVEA).
PVEA announced details of the agreement to its members today. The Board of School Directors is scheduled to approve the agreement on November 8 th at its monthly Business meeting. The Board of Directors and PVEA have been working toward an early bird agreement since May 2021. The current agreement expires in August 2022.
The new four-year agreement will cover the 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years. “I’m very pleased that both parties were able to reach an amicable agreement that serves the needs of the district,” said Judy Lofton, negotiations committee chair. “The contract strikes the right balance as we strive to be fiscally responsible while also being able to attract and retain talented and qualified teachers for our school district.”
The contract includes salary increases (inclusive of step movement) of 3% in each of 4 years with no changes to medical benefits. Cost control measures for prescription drug use that were implemented in the current collective bargaining agreement will remain in place. Bargaining also resulted in new considerations for graduate level coursework and minor revisions to the language regarding evening commitments on the part of teachers.
“We are appreciative of the hard work that has gone into developing this contract and are satisfied that it meets the interests of our teachers,” said Bill McGill, PVEA President.