District Partners with Woodlynne for Shared Custodial Services
Beginning this year, Collingswood schools will use a shared custodial service with neighboring Woodlynne.
Collingswood Public School District Board of Education members recently voted to partner with neighboring Woodlynne Public School District in a shared custodial service agreement.
According to board members, the sharing of janitorial services will begin Jan. 1, 2012, and continue until the end of the school year.
Under the agreement, Collingswood custodial staff will service both districts.
"We think we can provide Woodlynne a good service," said Collingswood Superintendent Scott A. Oswald. "And we'll gain a little revenue from it."
Oswald said the agreement will yield savings that will allow for Collingswood to hire one additional mechanical employee.
"(This employee will be able to) work for us at significant savings to the district," said Oswald.
The district has been aggressive in establishing shared service agreements, in an effort to offset budget cuts, since state aid was cut.
Read more about how the district is doing more with less here.