The Stephenville Independent School District is looking to outsource custodial services — apparently, it’s a dirty job and nobody wants to do it.
SISD superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd said custodial employees are hard to keep on staff and the district experiences a high turnover with the exception of a few people.
Floyd said it is a time and money saving move for the district and will benefit the personnel, payroll and maintenance departments.
Floyd said “it’s a win-win” for everyone involved because those employees would have more advancement opportunities because a private company would not be bound by the same constraints as the school district.
Floyd stressed that the company awarded the contract will have to hire the current staff.
“Nobody will be out of a job,” Floyd said.
He also said the board would meet in closed session to determine how not to negatively impact the employees that have been paying into the Teacher Retirement System for a long time and what the cut-off should be for number of years served for those employees.
Resignations received by the district include; high school soccer coach, Misty Benson, high school technology teacher, Vicki Dunn and high school science teacher, Beth Dixon.
School board members will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the administration building.
Other agenda items include,
Senior TAKS retake report, Third and fifth grade TAKS retake report, Approval of budget amendments, SHS track renovation report, Master’s degree incentive program, Approval of campus student handbook changes, district code of conduct changes and employee handbook changes, and Possible action to determine the method of purchasing construction service and authority to purchase construction services for the construction of the concession, restroom and half time house at the Henderson Junior High Athletic Complex, and Possible action to determine the method for purchasing construction service and authority to purchase construction services for paving the Hook Elementary parking lot.