The Orange County School Board announced the approval of the collectively bargained Orange Education Support Professionals Association (OESPA) contract for the 2023-24 school year on Nov. 9 after its regularly scheduled board meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center.
According to a press release sent to the media from Orange County Public Schools, the new agreement includes wage increases, health insurance plan design and premium changes and contract language changes.
The wage increases will increase the minimum hourly rate for all education support employees to $15.40 per hour — the agreement will result in all active education support personnel, who qualify will receive a minimum 9% per hour increase.
There will also be an increase in the retention bonus for 2023-24 and an extension of the retention bonus through 2024-25.
The full agreements which can be viewed here.