PENDLETON – The Pendleton School District’s classified employees have a new three-year contract. Superintendent Kevin Headings said the agreement with the union improves salaries and offers excellent benefits.
“Over the three-year life on the contract, there is going to be up to a 15 percent increase in hourly pay,” he said. We upped the starting hourly wage up to about $15 to make it a little more competitive with other businesses in the area.”
He said the insurance benefits in the new contract are stellar.
“There should be no monies coming out of pockets for insurance for our employees, which a lot of districts can’t say,” he said.
He said the classified staff is the backbone of the district.
“They keep our buildings clean,” he said. “They keep our buildings running and functioning smoothly. They are a lot about the health and safety of our students. We want to give them the best we can.”