Pinckney schools weighing privatization

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PINCKNEY — Pinckney Community Schools is considering contracting for custodial services as a way to help eliminate a $1.9 million deficit for the next fiscal year, according to The Livingston Daily Press & Argus. Switching to a private provider could save up to $430,000, the Press & Argus reported.

In a cost savings effort, the district decided to close Hamburg Elementary School, saving $350,000 annually.

The district told its custodial union it had to offer concessions by June 30 or it will proceed with privatization, according to the Press & Argus.

“PRIVATIZATION: Contracting custodial services in Pinckney might be right move,” Livingston Daily Press & Argus, March 18, 2008

“Custodians fighting for jobs,” The Livingston Daily Press & Argus Press, March 10, 2008