Clark County School Board rejects custodian vendors

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:58:37 AM. Despite tweaking a contract to meet Clark County School Board members’ initial concerns, trustees still rejected a plan to allow outside vendors to participate in a pilot project to clean som…
Despite tweaking a contract to meet Clark County School Board members’ initial concerns, trustees still rejected a plan to allow outside vendors to participate in a pilot project to clean some school campuses next year. “We have to stick together as a family,” Trustee Kevin Child said Thursday. “I have a hard time outsourcing.” Ultimately, the board failed to vote on a drafted request for proposals that would allow companies to submit bids to the district to clean schools. The failure to vote effectively kills the pilot plan for now. At the previous meeting, the board agreed to transfer the money to individual schools that the district would have spent on custodial services, but stopped short of allowing up to 10 schools to pursue an outside vendor to be hired with that money. That delay, district Chief Operating Officer Rick Neal said, hurts the timeline too much for the principals who wanted to get involved. “We’ve really just compressed it to a point I don’t think it’s good business to do it,” he told the board. The move was originally part of the state-mandated reorganization, which puts more decision-making ability in the hands of principals and school organizational teams. The schools that were interested in the custodial pilot program hoped to save money on services. Board members were worried about the companies that would be hired, questioning whether their employees would be full-time Nevada residents and whether they would have undergone appropriate background...Read more
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