The district is still in negotiation with the current custodial staff — that has been working under an expired contract since September — and the district had a planned meeting Tuesday with union officials to discuss how their offer compares to private bids the district has already received, the story stated.
At least one Wayland resident, Jeff Salisbury, opposes the proposed outsourcing and has organized a Solidarity Rally and Songfest, the story added.
Salisbury, a recently retired teacher from the Wayland district, said: "I’m concerned that 23 or more people that live, work and spend their salaries around here might not be able to do it anymore."
According to the story, the budget deficit was caused in part by a state of Michigan funding cut of $167 per student.
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