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Background checks win contract

April 11, 2013

JONESBOROUGH, TN — Annual criminal background checks won SSC Service Solutions the custodial contract at Washington County Schools, despite the added price tag, according to the Herald and Tribune.

"What I like about Service Solutions is the annual criminal background checks, not just when employees are hired. There is often a higher turnover in part-time workers, and I see it as a safety issue," said board member David Hammond.

Three bids from contractors were discussed in an April board meeting, with one board member pushing for the board to accept a bid from the company that currently holds the custodial contract, which was also the lowest bidder, the article stated.

According to the article, awarding the contract to Service Solutions would cost the district more than $25,000 extra, but the price of safety was appealing to the board members.

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