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By Jen Horton
posted Apr 29, 2013 - 5:54:34pm
As the Volusia County school district moves toward turning over all school custodial work to a private contractor, a portion of the job has already been privatized.
On April 3, the Volusia County School Board voted to renew its contract with service-industry giant Aramark. The company is paid $93,776.65 a month for custodial management, cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment for 70 schools and seven administration buildings. Volusia County Schools also provides Aramark with office space.
Aramark, whose headquarters is in Philadelphia, has had a contract with Volusia County Schools since 2004. Since the deal was first struck, the price has risen from $61,947 a month to nearly $94,000, as new schools and facilities were added. The current contract covers 6.3 million square feet.
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