YPSILANTI — In July, Lincoln Consolidated Schools was exploring contracting with a private vendor for custodial and maintenance services, and passed a budget that required $1.2 million in savings those areas, according to The Ann Arbor News.

Due to a combination of lower-than-expected costs in operating the district’s buildings and grounds, and late-hour union concessions, the district chose to keep the work in-house. The district signed a one-year collective bargaining agreement with its custodial union.

The district may look to contract privately for the 2009 fiscal year, depending on state school aid spending.

Reference: The Ann Arbor News, "Lincoln school district delays decision on privatization," June 16, 2007