CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Support staff in the Chambersburg Area School District remain without a contract after the Board of School Directors voted Wednesday night to reject a report by a fact-finder from the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.
"Back to the negotiating table," Support Personnel Association President Cindy Stoner said after the board voted 5-2 to reject the fact-finder's report. She said a vote in favor of the report would have ratified a contract.
The union is asking for increases of 3 percent to 4 percent over a five-year period retroactive to 1997. Support staff has not gotten a pay raise during that time because the contract is being negotiated, Stoner said.
"In the contract we have a step increase, which is an increment plus a percentage increase. They only wanted us to take a percentage," Stoner said about the board's position.