KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knox County School Board is already looking for ways to avoid a $7 million budget deficit, according to WVLT-TV.
Board members are looking at a number of ways to save money, the most controversial of which is the outsourcing of custodial services, the article stated.
According to the article, Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre has ensured that the vendor they outsource with has promised to employ the current custodians, match their wages and provide comparable benefits.
"If we can save some substantial dollars in our operational area we can reinvest back in our classrooms, then we have an obligation to at least take a look at that," McIntyre added.
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