PEORIA, AZ — Facing more state funding cuts, the Peoria Unified School District is considering reducing custodial jobs to part-time positions without medical benefits, according to The Republican.
District officials believe the move would cost the district around $3 million a year, which is a savings of over $1.7 million, the article stated.
According to the article, school administrators have presented an alternative proposal, concerned a private company would be an invitation for carelessness and vandalism.
"The concern was, ''I''m going to have people on my campus that I don''t even know who they are,''" said Michael Finn, the district''s chief financial officer.
If the board approves the proposal, about 90 full-time custodians would become 180 part-time positions without medical or retirement benefits, the article noted.
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