NIXA, MO — Gaithersburg, MD-based Sodexo Inc. signed a five-year, $2.33 million a year contract to perform custodial and maintenance tasks, including groundskeeping, for the Nixa R-II School District, according to the Springfield Business Journal.
Already contracting food and transportation services, the district thought it a logical progression to contract its janitorial and maintenance tasks to further save money, the story stated.
The contract, approved by the school board with a 5-2 vote, must have the board''s annual approval, the story noted.
On top of a sustainability program being implemented by Sodexo to reduce the district''s carbon footprint, the company will save the district an estimated $200,000 annually, the story added.
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