MONTVILLE, NJ — The Montville School District
is seriously considering replacing part of its 41-member custodial and maintenance staff with an outside service, according to the Neighbor News.
The goal of outsourcing these staff positions is to save the school district what the schools'' business administrator, James Tevis, estimates "conservatively" to be $450,000, the article noted.
Initially the board had considered keeping the day staff, the custodian and maintenance workers who are in the building when the children are present, and just replacing the night crew with an outside company, the article stated.
According to the article, when the requests for bids went out, three scenarios were included that focused solely on custodians.
The first was for pricing to replace all of the district''s custodians, the second asked for pricing with the school district retaining one day custodian in each of the district''s seven schools and the third scenario called for the district to retain 12 of its 36 custodians, the article added.