MARSHALL — Marshall Public Schools expects to save $1.1 million over three years after signing a contract with Grand Rapids Building Services for custodial work, according to The Battle Creek Enquirer.

For $10 a week, an employee may buy an individual insurance plan through the company. Also, hourly pay rates from GRBS will only be a dollar less than what the district currently pays.

"It’s been tested in dozens of schools in dozens of states. It’s growing each year because it works," board Treasurer Dan Stulberg told the Battle Creek Enquirer.

The district was also able to sell $10,750 in equipment that GRBS did not need to perform its duties, according to the Marshall Chronicle.

References: The Battle Creek Enquirer, "District outsources custodial services," Aug. 14, 2007 The Marshall Chronicle, "District hires new facilities director," October 13, 2007