School district will not privatize custodial services: 11 jobs preserved

Source: Aebra Coe, Petoskey News, May 14, 2013

Boyne City Public Schools will not privatize custodial services next school year. That was the unanimous agreement of the district board of education at its meeting Monday. By rejecting privatization, the district’s eight full-time and three of five part-time custodial employees will keep their jobs. The decision by the board came following a lengthy workshop session one week earlier during which custodial staff members offered up major concessions to their contracts. Those concessions will result in a $128,000 reduction in spending. Board members were seriously considering the move to a private firm for cleaning services after learning it could save the district $195,000 the first year of a three year contract, compared to the 2012-13 school year….