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School district committed to in-house custodians

December 1, 2010
KINNELON, NJ — A borough councilman reported on the recent resolution of the controversy over the proposed privatization of custodial services in the school district and reiterated his support for keeping in-house custodial staff, according to NorthJersey.com.
The agreement contained concessions made by the custodians whose contract expires on June 30, the article noted.
According to the article, the agreement discontinues stipends to custodians for black seal licenses and discontinues uniform allowances.
Each custodian will give up five vacation days, which will result in a reduction in overtime coverage during the school year and reduce the payment of summer help for summertime projects, the article stated.
Each custodian will also contribute $1,800 to the board''s Section 125 Cafeteria Plan to offset the costs of their health benefits, the article added.
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