According to the story, two years ago, the Hanover-Horton School Board
agreed to keep the current custodial staff if they made some cutbacks and worked toward more efficient practices.
Custodians took concessions, including accepting limited insurance benefits and fewer hours, to ensure their job security, the story stated.
The district, on top of purchasing $38,000 in equipment that greatly increased productivity and reduced man hours, brought in consultants who taught new cleaning techniques to save time and helped the custodial department establish benchmarks, the story noted.
Superintendent Linda Brian said: "We really operate now like the private companies do. "