The Working Unemployed: Custodial Staff Not Told Before Outsourcing Vote

Source: Keith Brown,, March 16, 2011

District voted last week to outsource custodial services without telling custodians, union presidents says.

The Board of Education on March 8 voted 8-1 to introduce a tentative budget that at least temporarily shelved a plan to shutter West Belmar School, but opted to privatize custodial services. The move is expected to save the district close to $1 million. Board member Laurie Cannon cast the only vote against….Habel has said the $65 million spending plan is malleable and could be changed up to the March 29 public presentation….

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