CLEARFIELD – Three contractual agreements, including the collective bargaining agreement with the Clearfield Education Association, were approved during the meeting of the Clearfield Area School Board on Monday night.
The bargaining agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023, pending association ratification. Superintendent Terry Struble said that he could not confirm that the agreement was going to be in effect at that moment, but that he anticipated hearing the final agreement later that evening.
The board also approved an agreement for a four-year extension to the contract with Source4Teachers—ESS Northeast LLC, for the provision of substitute teachers.
The third agreement is with VOLO ASAP, an emergency response service for active shooter situations as well as other emergency situations. The Web site for VOLO states:
“VOLO has been a leader and innovator in the emergency communications space. VOLO was the first company to recognize a need and create a solution for inbound notification.
“… VOLO is the only messaging company that brings everything your organization needs for successful team messaging together in one platform.
According to the Web site, “VOLO’s Active Shooter Awareness Program “ASAP” combines the newest technology with proven emergency messaging systems to provide a solution specifically tailored for use by schools and universities.
“By combining VOLO’s web-based communications platform with our state-of-the-art VOLO Touch mobile app, we are able to give administrators, staff and law enforcement the exact tools they need for awareness, communication and monitoring during the most critical situations.”
According to the copy of the agreement provided in the agenda packet, the term of service will be effective for one year from the effective date, and will automatically renew for successive one-year terms unless either party submits written notification of intent to cancel.
The cost for the ASAP system is $10,200 allowing for unlimited usage of the system.