District Implements Cost-Savings Plan for Grounds Maintenance
As a response to years of State cutbacks to educational funding, Marshall Public Schools continues to seek cost-saving opportunities. Reducing costs helps keep educational programs at their current level while minimizing the school's tax impact on the community. One opportunity to lower district costs is shifting year-round grounds maintenance from outside contractors to in-house staff. With the addition of some rental equipment to the district's purchased equipment and the use of seasonal workers as needed, the district projects a cost savings of $225,000 over a ten-year period.
Pictured: Amado Hernandez and Doug Braun, both facility services staff members, team up to to clear sidewalks and traffic lanes before school lets out.