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School plans to privatize custodians

June 14, 2011

MUSKEGON, MI — The Spring Lake School Board is considering a proposal to save the district nearly $314,000 a year by privatizing its custodial services, according to The Muskegon Chronicle.

In an effort to cut nearly $2.2 million from their budget, the school board sought bids to outsource its custodial services, the article stated.

According to the article, while the union representing the school''s custodians submitted a request to provide services, they did not submit an actual bid.

"The district''s custodial union had been apprised of the district''s plans to seek private bids and waited ''awfully late'' to begin offering concessions," said Spring Lake Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Furton.

"At this point, it''s very eleventh hour to be sitting across the table and discussing various concessions, proposals and counterproposals," Furton added.

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