LAKE ORION, MI — On Wednesday, the Lake Orion Board of Education voted in favor of outsourcing the district''s custodians in a cost cutting measure, according to the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch.
Custodians, along with their supporters, were visibly shaken by the decision, the article stated.
According to the article, trustee Connie Meech, who voted in favor of outsourcing, had trouble containing her emotions as well, fighting back tears as she explained she had been overly optimistic of the district''s budget forecast.
"As a trustee, it''s not my job to take things personal and to heart — it''s to look at all the facts," said Steven Drakos, whose father had been a custodian.
"I was obligated to look at all the facts; I did look at all the facts ... With that, I know with good conscious, I am doing the best that I can," Drakos added.
The board has cited state cuts to education as a reason behind these difficult decisions, the article noted.
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