JENISON — Jenison
Public Schools contracted its custodial service as part of cuts expected to
save the district $1.1 million. The move is expected to save the district
$185,585 in the first year and $425,000 annually thereafter, according to The
Grand Rapids Press. The district selected CSM Services, which is owned by two
Jenison High School graduates.
Other key parts of
the spending reductions include a switch in the district's MESSA insurance that
covers teachers and administrators. Higher co-pays for prescription drugs are
expected to save the district $320,000, and eliminating unfilled job vacancies
will save $660,000, The Press reported.
Even with the
savings, the district expects to overspend revenues by $1.1 million for
the upcoming fiscal year. The district's reserves will cover the difference.
Reference: "Jenison Board of Education approves
privatizing custodians to prevent program cuts," The Grand Rapids Press, June