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Custodial staff not told before outsourcing vote

March 16, 2011

WALL, NJ — While the Board of Education met last week to discuss the fate of West Belmar School and the upcoming schools budget, district custodians went to work, according to the Wall Patch.

The next day Dan Bosak, a 10-year veteran of the district, found out that he was among 32 custodians, or the entire custodial staff, which will lose their jobs if the tentative budget approved last week is passed, the article noted.

"I am personally insulted by the move,’" Bosak said. "And discouraged and demoralized by the decision they took to remove us.’"

The Board of Education on March 8 voted 8-1 to introduce a tentative budget that opts to privatize custodial services, a decision that is expected to save the district close to $1 million, the article stated.

According to the article, neither the school administration nor the board of education previously addressed the privatizing custodial services.

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