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?”
By Lucas Rodgers, firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: 05/13/15, 6:56 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 05/13/2015
The Coatesville Area School District assumes all but the administrative costs and salaries of Servicemaster employees:
Ronald Kabonik answer why salaries declining & costs increasing. Answer, because of services contracted through ServiceMaster.
The Coatesville Area School District recently voted for a new contract with Service Master.
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