Contract Negotiation Starts Soon!

ACE-AFSCME Local 2250 is busy preparing for the next round of contract negotiations. Keep an eye on this space for updates and information.

Did you know that in the last collective bargaining agreement, the Union made the following gains:

Union Wide-Gains

  • Across the board increases and merit steps every year.

*5% Across the Board increase effective 7/1/2022

*4% Across the Board Increase effective 7/1/2023

*4% Across the Board Increase effective 7/1/2024

  • Retention bonus for all employees of $1,000 paid October 2022.
  • Increased sick time. 2 more days per year for 10 & 11month employees, 1 more day per year for 12 month employees
  • Now easier for part-time workers to qualify for FMLA.
  • More time to fulfill coaching and greater ability to participate in emoluments.
  • Increase personal days from 4 to 5 for 10 and 11 month employees.
  • 10 paid days for maternity/paternity leave.
  • Improved language on RIFs and transfers.



Food Service

  • Improved uniform benefit
  • Food Services Satellite Managers will receive 7 hours per day.
  • $200 stipend for Food Handler’s license.


Security Services

  • Improved uniform benefit
  • Alarm techs tool allowance from $175 to $300.
  • New annual $2,000 certification differential for Security Service personnel who hold certifications.


Building Services

  • Boot allowance to $200
  • Apprentice program
  • PGCPS will reimburse the cost of CDL renewal
  • Grades 13 and higher tool allowance from $300 to $500, Grades 10-12 tool allowance from $200 to $400.
  • Locksmiths now eligible for annual certification differential if they hold locksmith certification.

Central Garage

  • Increased training
  • PGCPS will reimburse the cost of CDL renewal.
  • Annual tool reimbursement increased from $1,000 to $1,500.


School Nurses

  • Increase hours from 7 to 8 hours.
  • More pay when covering duties at additional schools.
  • New differential for Master’s in Nursing.


School Clerical

  • On days when school system is scheduled for early release, 12-month clerical will be permitted to leave when teachers leave.
  • New bilingual pay of 3%.
  • School secretaries to receive time and a half when serving as substitutes in classrooms.


Central Office

  • Instructional and technical support professionals will have a new section of the contract with greater protections.
  • New certification pays of $1,000 annually for national certifications for central office employees.
  • More professional development time.



  • Special education paraprofessionals to receive a 3% differential on salary grades 4, 5 and 6.
  • Improved substitute pay.



  • Increase minimum hours for bus drivers to 6.5 and attendants to 6.
  • Increase hours allotted to year end bus wash to 3 hours.
  • MVA driver trainers receive $2,000 annual differential.
  • PGCPS will reimburse the cost of CDL renewal