Carlisle school district will pay out $140k to custodial workers

Source: Joseph Cress, The Sentinel, May 11, 2015

Carlisle Area School District will be paying up to $140,000 in longevity bonuses and severance compensation to 28 full-time employees affected by the outsourcing of custodial services to a private contractor. Carlisle Director of Finance Shawn Farr said the $140,000 will be taken out of the current year’s budget because the 28 workers will be out of a job on June 5 – which falls within the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Though not included in the current budget, the transition plan for custodial workers could be funded by leftover money that would normally be carried into reserves, Farr said. … Under the plan, each custodial worker will receive a longevity bonus of $75 for each full school year they have been employed by the district. The district will also compensate each worker for half of the accumulated sick leave up to 50 days, plus accumulated personal days and vacation time multiplied by the per diem rate. … In recent years, the district has been replacing custodians who retire or resign with workers employed by Walker’s Maintenance of Camp Hill and Springer Commercial Cleaning of Carlisle. …