The Cherokee County School District will explore cost saving measures that would look at the viability of privatizing custodial and grounds services, and taking some of its employees out of the State Health Benefit Plan.
The district announced on Thursday that it will issue a request for proposals from private companies to perform those two services, which currently occupy 239 positions with the district.
“This is a fact-finding step and does not necessarily mean that we will subsequently recommend that these serves are privatized,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo wrote in a memo. “But, the details and potential impact for all of the options available to the School Board must be known in order to make appropriate policy recommendations and decisions.”
The district will also develop an alternate health plan or health plan contribution model for non-certified employees, that could begin as early as