Privatized coaches expected to save money in Montague

MONTAGUE — Montague school board members voted to contract out the district’s athletic coaching services to Professional Educational Services Group, according to The Muskegon Chronicle. The district expects to save between $1,000 and $10,000 annually from this move. By using PESG, the district will avoid making a mandatory contribution to the school employee retirement fund, since coaches are unlikely to draw a pension.

Reference: The Muskegon Chronicle, "Some coaches will work for private firm," Aug. 27, 2007