School board green lights exploration of privatizing custodial services
January 27, 2011
RAMSEY, NJ — School board trustees unanimously approved a motion to begin investigating outsourcing options for the district''s custodial services, according to the Ramsey Suburban News.
"Make no mistake, we''re in trouble; financially, we have an undoable job next year. This is a smart thing to pursue and investigate," said board President John Nunziata.
If the district decides to privatize custodial services, it could save about $1 million over the next two years, the article noted.
School officials have reached out to the same outsourcing consultant the Ridgewood school district used in privatizing its custodial services and said the firm came highly recommended, the article stated.
According to the article, double background checks will be performed on any potential employees, addressing concerns residents may have regarding the hiring of strangers to work in district schools.
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