VCS To Discuss In-House Custodial Program


DeLand, FL - After years of complaints from school board members and employees regarding the cleanliness of their campuses/classrooms, Volusia County Schools (VCS) is proposing a pilot in-house custodial operation.

The discussion is on the Volusia County School Board's (VCSB) workshop agenda tomorrow, March 30, at 1 p.m.

You can see the PowerPoint presentation here.  

The program includes one elementary, one middle, and one high school from each district for a total of 15 schools. The goal is to compare the difference between outsourcing and in-house custodial services.

District      Elementary         Middle              High
        1      Manatee Cove     DeLand            DeLand
        2      Sugar Mill            Silver Sands    Mainland
        3      Read Pattillo       Creekside         Spruce Creek
        4     Tomoka                Holly Hill K-8    Seabreeze
        5     Deltona Lakes      Heritage           Pine Ridge

The hope is to show that an in-house school-based custodial staff will perform at or above the current level of service that is being provided by an ABM contractor at a comparable or lesser cost to the district.

The VCSB meeting will take place tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

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