Why was the Coatesville Area School District’s contract with ServiceMaster not renewed in 1996?
- Was equipment missing when ServiceMaster left?
- Were the floors not clean?
- Did they use substandard supplies?
Should the Coatesville School District make the previous contract with ServiceMaster available to the public?
Did the Coatesville Administration vet ServiceMaster?
“The district is looking to outsource its custodial and groundskeeping services to Tennessee-based company, ServiceMaster. The proposed agreement with ServiceMaster would allow about 60 custodians and six groundskeepers to maintain their jobs in the district, at market wages, and to receive benefits including a 401K package, according to the district.
Negotiations remain ongoing between the district and the Federation Union, which represents the custodial and groundskeeping staff, about the terms of the outsourcing plan. The Federation Union’s contract with the district expires on June 30.
During the public comment section of the meeting, Sharon Ross questioned the validity of the savings that are expected to come from the district outsourcing its custodians. ‘I know you’re hoping that the custodial contract is not renewed, and that there will be outsourcing,’ she said to the board. ‘The question is: what is it going to cost to have ServiceMaster come in? What happens in following years when they increase their charges?”
POSTED: 05/13/15, 6:56 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 05/13/2015
ServiceMaster is a franchisor, who is the ServiceMaster franchise?
Franchising Since: 1948
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee
“Several years ago the Bethel Park School District in Pennsylvania voted to contract with ServiceMaster, a $1.5 billion multinational corporation, to provide custodial and maintenance services to city schools. The School Board took this step because it believed it would save money. Within days, 25% of the district's unionized janitors got pink slips from the city, only to receive job offers from ServiceMaster to do the same work at half the wages. Service- Master cut other costs as well, including preventive maintenance on expensive city equipment.