Portage schools explore expanded contract

PORTAGE — Portage Public Schools' attrition contract for custodial services was expanded at the school board's June 15, 2009, meeting, according to board minutes. The district already has an arrangement with a private firm to bring in contractors to replace nighttime custodians who leave employment.

But with a tight budget, the district chose to contract out its second and third custodial shifts to Grand Rapids Building Services. 

Reference: "Portage schools to privatize some custodial work," The Kalamazoo Gazette, April 14, 2009

Special and Regular Business Meeting Minutes, Portage Public Schools Board of Education, June 15, 2009