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Revised cuts could save custodial jobs

May 10, 2012

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Next Thursday, the board of education will vote on revised budget cuts to fill a $450,000 gap after the board voted to keep 13 in-house custodians, according to the Fair Lawn Patch.

While the new plan on the table would save some of those jobs, it was a budgetary impossibility to save them all, the article stated.

According to the article, all eight night custodian positions at the high school would still be privatized with the passing of the new proposal.

The proposal would result in six layoffs, since one of those positions is already vacant and another is a retirement that wouldn''t be filled, the article noted.

The alternative plan was crafted following April''s school board meeting, which saw an outpouring of public support for the district''s custodians, and prompted board members to freeze expansion of the custodial outsourcing that began last year, the article added.

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