Spring-Ford Area School Board votes to outsource custodial services

    In a country where many companies outsource to produce clothing, appliances and toys, one would never suspect that the school janitor would really have anything to worry about. Guess again.

    In a 6-2 vote Monday night, the Spring-Ford Area School Board decided to outsource custodial services to save the schools big bucks — more than $1 million. This decision has about 24 janitors searching for new employment by mid-summer.

    Janitorial service company Jani-King scored a two-year contract to clean Spring-Ford schools in the afternoons and evenings, costing the district  $795,212 a year, as the Mercury reports, with a possible third-year renewal option.

    The decision to go with Jani-King was made in an attempt to decrease the district’s nearly $12 million deficit.


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