LES CHENEAUX — Contracting out for custodial services could save Les Cheneaux Community Schools $23,261 annually, the St. Ignace News reported. The district currently pays $104,861 for its current services.

The company presented its proposal at a school board meeting in April, including plans to staff buildings more hours per week than current district employees do. A company representative stressed that their workers use the latest cleaning methods to provide a time-efficient and effective job, according to the St. Ignace News.

Les Cheneaux looked at privatization for savings. “When we’re talking about giving pink slips to teachers, we can’t leave a $24,000 savings on the table. The picture right now is very bleak,” school board member Dave Sudol said, according to the News. “That $24,000 savings could be part of a teacher’s salary.”

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