Privatization: 148 Northville school positions in jeopardy

Source: By Aleea Hibeln, Observer & Eccentric Mirror (MI), May 22, 2008

The Northville Public Schools Board of Education is looking into outsourcing custodial, food service, and transportation jobs because of declining money from the state and flat or declining enrollment. If a decision is made to privatize, implementation would likely occur in August.

The board is scheduled to make a decision on whether to privatize by June 10. If they decide to go forward with outsourcing, 54 custodians, 49 bus drivers and 45 food service personnel will lose their jobs as early as August.