UTICA, Mich. – Utica Community Schools expects to save $2.2 million a year after the board of education voted to contract with a private firm to provide custodial services, according to The Macomb Daily.

The three-year contract with GCA Services begins July 1, The Daily reported. Even with the savings, the district predicts it will create an overspending crisis of $10.6 million for the 2012-2013 school year.

SOURCE: The Macomb Daily, “Utica schools outsources custodial, grounds work,” May 15, 2012

FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “Spending Mysteries at Utica Schools,” April 1, 2011