Staff Committee Chairman Mel Brodsky said the agreement was reached quickly and by mutual agreement. He added that the PSC had voted unanimously in favour of the pact and had encouraged the members of the Board of Directors to do as they did. Mary Thiess, President of the PSC, thanked the office for the pleasant and respectful environment in which the negotiations took place. At its monthly business meeting on March 21, the Colonial Council of Principals ratified an agreement with colonial education professionals (CESP). The new contract will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. In other measures, the Board of Directors has waived the policy portion of its responsible contractor that requires a contractor to certify participation in a Class A apprenticeship program for each trade or classification in which it employs craftsmen. The exception applies to builders applying for the Colonial Elementary School renovation project, which will add five classrooms, expand the cafeteria and repair the roof of the building. During the meeting, the board also recognized the undefeated Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Newman Boys.