School District to Privatize Custodial Services

By: Jeff Proctor Email
By: Jeff Proctor Email

The DeWitt school board voted unanimously to privatize the district's custodial services Monday night. At least 14 employees will be laid off when Grand Rapids Building Services takes over. The company was one of four that bid for the contract.

Union leaders told the savings won't be worth losing people who grew up in the community and have a vested interest in the district's success. But the board president says the $250,000 annual savings will help prevent cuts that affect students in the classroom. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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