Napoleon schools contracts for custodians

NAPOLEON — Napoleon Community Schools, a district of 1,600 pupils in southwestern Michigan, expects to save about $305,000 annually after contracting for custodial services, according to The Jackson Citizen Patriot.

The district has an annual budget of $12.8 million and is expecting to use $244,000 from its reserve funds, according to the Brooklyn Exponent.

Superintendent Jim Graham told The Patriot, "We have no choice. This happens to be one area that we can cut that does not affect our commitment to students."

References: The Jackson Citizen Patriot, "District hires firm to replace workers," May 30, 2007 Brooklyn Exponent, "Teaching positions dropped," June 26, 2007