We are pleased to announce that we have reached a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the district in regards to an issue that came up in the Prior Work Experience Credit Section 6.3 of the contract (Please see the highlighted section below). This was signed off on by the District and Board of Education and your Executive Board at the last board meeting. This fixes an issue that was brought to our attention by one of our members. As you can see retroactive to July 1st, 2017 and going forward, any member who accepts a transfer to a new higher paying job category in the district will receive both the experience credit increase and the negotiated contract wage increase for that year. We wish to thank the district for being willing to work with us on this issue. 


Experience credit for work experience prior to initial employment shall be awarded if such work experience is relevant (as related to position duties and responsibilities noted in the relevant job description) and verifiable. Any such work experience must have been within the ten (10) year period immediately prior to initial employment in the District. Any such credit awarded shall be limited to one (1) year of credit for each two (2) years of eligible work experience, up to a maximum of five (5) years of District credit (a total of no more than ten (10) years of eligible prior work experience). In order to receive such prior experience credit, the employee must verify the credit within 60 calendar days of initial employment. The failure to provide such verification will result in the loss of such experience credit.
At the sole discretion of the Board, when a new employee is hired, experience in personally owned or family owned businesses may be creditable.
No new hire shall be placed at a higher salary than a current employee with the same experience and training.
Prior part-time employment outside the District is subject to the same eligibility standards and restrictions noted above, provided, however, that to be granted District credit for prior part-time work experience such work experience must have been at least 20 hours per week.
For new hires, the Board will have sole discretion in granting partial credit for lunch room supervisors and regular classroom aides who have fewer than 20 hours a week in prior experience.
Current District Employees
Employees with eligible part-time work experience outside the District of 20 or more hours per week shall be awarded one (1) year of credit for each two (2) years of eligible outside work experience, up to a maximum of five (5) years of District credit (a total of no more than ten (10) years of eligible prior work experience). Employment in a prior part-time position requiring less than 20 hours per week, or less than one-year duration shall be eligible for District credit.
Bargaining unit members approved to transfer to a new job category will receive up to the equivalent of 10 years of credit for prior bargaining unit experience in the Plainfield School District. Such experience will be determined by reference to the District Service Credit List.
Beginning July 1, 2017 any bargaining unit member who is selected, transferred and accepted in a higher paid job category will receive both experience credit and any negotiated hourly pay increase. This will only impact employees moving forward from July 1, 2017.  Retroactive pay will be forwarded to impacted members.
This Memorandum of Understanding was agreed upon on by the Board of Education of Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, Illinois and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff (“PASS”) on the ______ day of _______________________, 2017
For the Union                                                           For the Board
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Marty Paczkowski, President                      Greg Nichols, President

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JoAnne Clemans, First Vice President         David Koch, Secretary