FREEHOLD, NJ — The Freehold borough school district may hire a private company to run custodial services as a way to fill a $1 million deficit it could be facing, according to The Asbury Park Press.
At a Monday night meeting, Business Administrator Patrick DeGeorge predicted a $1 million deficit for the district, based on rising costs and the state''s two percent cap on increasing operating budgets and taxes, the article stated.
Educators, parents and former students attended the meeting to protest the possibility of privatization: More than 15 members of the audience spoke to the board of education about the custodians currently on staff, the article noted.
According to the article, approximately 10 custodians would be affected by privatization.
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