SOUTH LYON, Mich. — Support staff employees have agreed to a 10 percent pay scale reduction in South Lyon Community Schools as of July 1, as well as a monthly medical benefit cap, according to a report at

The new four-year contract between the district and Teamsters Local 214 calls for adjusting wages in future years by 62.5 percent of the change in the Michigan per-pupil foundation allowance, the report said.

The school board approved the contract in a unanimous vote, and Assistant Superintendent Melissa Baker said the district no longer plans to seek bids from private companies to provide support services, Hometownlife reported.

The contract covers custodial, maintenance, grounds, food service and drivers, according to Hometownlife. They formerly were represented by the Michigan Education Association, but voted in March to switch representation to the Teamsters, according to Hometownlife.

SOURCE:, "District, Teamsters reach agreement," June 24, 2010

Michigan Education Report, "Splitting the health insurance bill," Aug. 19, 2009