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Plainfield schools bring back custodians

June 14, 2010
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PLAINFIELD, IL — In order to restore some custodial positions, the Plainfield School District and the support staff union have agreed to eliminate raises, two holidays and all shift differentials, according to The Herald-News.
The district is expected to save about $538,000, which will result in the restoration of regular custodial positions, said spokesman Tom Hernandez.
Over the past months, both sides have been working to find additional savings in order to bring back custodial positions, the article noted.
However, the positions will not be supervisory, said Darlene von Behren, assistant superintendent for administration and personnel.
According to the article, the district is also offering a retirement package that will cost about $80,000 in the form of a cash payout or single health care insurance coverage from one to three years.
Currently, seven custodians have accepted the offer. Five have taken a cash payout for a total of $40,000 and two have taken the health care extension, which will cost about $40,000 over the next three years, Hernandez said.
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