The Pettisville School Board has set in writing a policy that denies health insurance for district cafeteria workers at its Monday, Oct. 9 meeting.
The policy has been a source of controversy for the last several months.
It started when cafeteria workers requested they be extended the same benefits as district bus drivers, who work fewer hours.
The cafeteria workers say all neighboring districts offer health benefits to their cafeteria staffs.
The Pettisville school board has refused to change the policy. The current policy approved at the meeting offered no changes.
It did put in writing that bus drivers are an exception to the district rule on how many hours an employee must work in order to receive health benefits.
The policy states that bus drivers will be eligible for single health, dental and vision insurance if they work the equivalent of 15 hours per week.
Cafeteria staff, who work 25 hours per week, are not eligible for the same benefit.
The board also approved several other policy updates.– D.J. Neuenschwander