Board of education holds off on outsourcing vote
MADISON, NJ — The Madison Board of Education voted to postpone a decision on whether or not to award a more than $1 million contract for custodial services to ARAMARK, according to the Madison Patch.
District officials believe outsourcing custodial services would be the best way to increase staffing without raising costs, but would result in 13 of 20 district custodians losing their jobs, the article stated.
According to the article, postponing the vote will give the board more time to talk to residents who have raised the concern of safety and maintaining a sense of community as concerns.
Business Administrator Gary Lane said district officials are aware of the human impact of the decision, but insisted that the issue should be looked at intellectually, not emotionally, to determine what is best for the students, the article noted.
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