Northville Investigating Support Service Contracting

NORTHVILLE — Northville Public Schools has hired a consultant to see whether it makes sense for the district to contract out for its food, maintenance, custodial and transportation services, according to the Plymouth Journal.

The district hired Rahmberg, Stover & Associates to perform the analysis. The firm gathered information about the district’s costs of providing these services and solicited information from vendors to show if savings could be found in privatizing its support services.

Its food service budget had a deficit of more than $40,000 last year due to an unexpected increase in food costs. It had been meeting expenses for around a decade prior to that, according to Assistant Superintendent Dave Bollitho.

The decision about whether to contract or not will be made for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

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