Custodians Fight Outsourcing
Multiple school officials have stepped forward to urge the Whitfield Education Association, Georgia, to reconsider their decision to outsource custodial services at seven of the system's 20 schools. According to the Dalton Daily Citizen, custodial supporters stress that other school systems in the area have done similar outsourcing with poor results.
According to the article, those schools lost control of personnel, expectations, safety and a commitment to the school system and students. Custodial supporters sympathize with the board and realize that there is a need to cut costs, but argue that this is not the way to do it.
School officials support their decision by explaining that the contracted company will fingerprint its workers in an effort to provide a safe learning environment for the students. They will also wear uniforms and budgets at all times.
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