GAYLORD, MI — Eleven full-time and eight part-time custodians are expected to lose their jobs as of Monday, according to the Herald Times.
The Gaylord Community Schools'' board unanimously voted to accept a proposal submitted by Grand Rapids Building Services (GRBS) to provide cleaning services for the district''s eight buildings, the article stated.
"Mike Stachnik said this was one of the most difficult things he has had to do as a board member," said board President Bill O''Neill of the board''s decision to privatize custodial services.
"It was terrible to see the anguish on the faces of those folks sitting in the audience who were being impacted by this. We have to make the tough decisions. We''re about children and this was difficult but in the best interests of children," O’Neill added.
According to the article, While GRBS will be responsible for the cleaning and caring of the district’s buildings, the district itself will still provide the cleaning supplies needed.
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