AC non-teach staff gets pay hike

    After failing to pass personnel cutbacks last month in an effort to help the school meet the budget, Adams Central's Board if Education on Tuesday passed a motion granting a pay increase to non-teaching staff at the school, beginning the first of January .
    The raise, which will affect custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers to name a few, is approximately 2.5 percent, according to Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
    During last month's meeting, several school employees were present to protest a motion by Pettibone that would see their general leave days cut and custodians dropped from 12-month employees to 190-day employees.
    The board failed to pass Pettibone's motion in November, deciding to look for alternate ways to save the school money.
    Under Pettibone's new plan, 12-month employees will maintain the same vacation schedule, but will drop down to seven general leave days instead of ten general leave days.
     Pettibone noted that while the pay increase will take effect January 1, the change in general leave days will not take effect until July 1, 2013.
    The board approved the motion, 4-0, with members Steve Bailey, John Fox, and Brian Tonner absent for the vote.