Troy district considers privatizing s...

Troy district considers privatizing services

There are 31 comments on the Hometown Life story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Troy district considers privatizing services. In it, Hometown Life reports that:

Faced with mounting deficits, the Troy School District could privatize its custodial, transportation, food and grounds services.

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“I'm back,,JACK”

Since: Dec 08

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#1 Feb 6, 2009
Because of the TROY's corruption,we r being SCREWed by CITY of TROT
fixitdoctor

Troy, MI

#2 Mar 5, 2009
There are pros and cons in privatizing. The pros are that the district is no longer has to provide many perks such as (health insurance,sick time,vacation,retirment) as provided to other school employees. The cons are that you lose control of your employees to a private company that is in the business to make a profit. To many times this is done by reducing the quality of the products being used. What you are doing is paying a company to manage your facilities because you can't.

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#3 Mar 6, 2009
Just in Troy high there is 4 ASSited principals when 1 would B enough,.,2 much CROOKS in TROY School's//IN MANAGEMENT...SCREW the COOK..give MANAGEMENT MORE MONEY. we need MORE MANAGEMENT
Six

Troy, MI

#4 Mar 10, 2009
We can not call our leaders stupid because they have done a very good job to this point. I submit to them that they at least read history and look at schools that have privatized only to find it to be a failure. In the beginning there was cost savings and a good job being done by people glad to have a job, but when the job gets repetitious, the quality of the work drops and the costs begin to go up. In most cases, the company and its personnel do not have a vested interest in the community. I know that there will be additional cost to me as a home owner and taxpayer here in Troy to keep the staff that knows our kids and that we trust with their safety. Please, let the citizens’ vote on a millage increase and leave it up to us. Troy Schools is a complete package and being such is one of the best in the country. If we start to alter any aspect of the package, we alter the final product – highly educated and motivated contributors to our society
Six

Troy, MI

#5 Mar 10, 2009
Visit www.troysupportstaff.com for some insight.

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#6 Mar 10, 2009
What a can a normal person?? think?That a 1% pay raise./displaces,,over 100 families//Also//OBama's says he be SPREADing the MONEY around..NO need 2 any MOR' money<TAXers>,,Laid off the CROOKs in Management 1st,,leave the cooks alone.
See Ya

Troy, MI

#7 Apr 3, 2009
You Troy fools, your schools are xenophobic.
I wonder why you are going down right . You think you are better than anyone else. No foreign teachers, but you take taxpapers money from the federal government. Obama should not give you a dime. You deserve what you are getting right now.
To hell.
X Troy School Custodian

Oxford, MI

#8 Mar 3, 2010
I chose not to be a scab, and took the lay off rather than an over $7 an hour pay cut with no benefits, sick days, vacation days or insurance.
It is very unfortunate that this happened to Troy Schools. I worked as a custodian for over 20 years, and had great pride in my building and work. Now, with the scabs working there, snow is not getting cleared on the walks that I used to do.. Classrooms are only getting a thorough vacuum once a week, services are NOT what we gave them. But Troy, this is what the Board and Fowler wanted. I know that most parents and staff did not want this to happen to us.. I miss the kids and a lot of the staff...but not all of the ridiculousness that we had to endure with our negotiations the past year before we were outsourced. We offered to give up 30 percent in wages and a decrease in our benefits! The board did not even want to hear it. Their minds were aleready made up and this was only done to go through the motions of looking like a negotiation. It amazes me that the custodians have now been outsourced, there are HOW MANY SUPERVISORS, or whatever they are choosing to label themselves as, for this group??? Jack Britton used to supervise the custodial group. solely by himself. AND there were MORE custodians! Now, you have Ken Miller...Craig Wyse...Paul Smith...and a couple from ENVIRO - CLEAN???How ridiculous is that???? Who needs THAT MANY supervisors for that amount of people?????? Why is so much money being spent on wages for THEM? That is NOT needed! Who is NOT doing their job as supervisor,that they need to have so many??? I am happy now, and pity all of those who chose to stay on from our union and go against everything that our union has fought for all of these years....shame on you....

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#9 Mar 4, 2010
the Z-man is intend to DESTROY TROY ,and I followed by COPs,Jerks,and Destroyer's of OLD TROY,,I can Talk much,or I get another series of hate calls

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#10 Mar 4, 2010
can NOT talk about TROY--short story--BUT I do WATCH,,,next court date 4-9-10,me vs mayor.. mayor has the JUDGE. in her pocket
CAC

Eastpointe, MI

#11 Mar 9, 2010
Privatizing in schools is a BAD idea. You don't want strangers in the classrooms with children!

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#12 Mar 10, 2010
PUBLIC schools as is,,r a waste,,pimps teach more then most teachers,
X Troy School Custodian

Linden, MI

#13 Mar 12, 2010
CAC wrote:
Privatizing in schools is a BAD idea. You don't want strangers in the classrooms with children!
It is not just that. There is no sense of pride of ownership. They dont care about all of the personal things that we used to do, for staff, parents and students. Most of us had great pride in our buildings, not the scabs...they just do the minimum required, collect theor 11 bucks an hour and call it a day. Again, shame on the Troy School District for doing this to our schools. What ever happened to quality? You really do...get what you pay for. And again, shame on the union members who chose to go against everything that we as a union fought for, by going to work for the scab company..where is your sense of pride and loyalty????? I have heard so many of you are so miserable working there now...you should have done the right thing as the rest of us did and let them keep their scab jobs. Shame on you........

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#14 Mar 15, 2010
in the class of 68 ,old Troy high,20% became millionaires,many owned their own businesses
X Troy School Custodian

Oxford, MI

#15 Mar 24, 2010
..millionaires??? WHO??? I know a lot of people from THS then and not sure where you are getting your stats from,,,,,,,,,,

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#16 Mar 24, 2010
u just know those who did not leave, i bet steve po;;;da's family is will off,the z-man gets a million every 3-4 years,,all brass in the cop and fire over 100k in retirement,,me was making 100k hourly gm per year,,fenkal,,mcCOMBS,,KN-GHT CONS-TUCTION,,ALL-MON,EVEN my LAGE,,makes a great retirement.,class 69 bob mcDonald,brother jim,class 66,,,schendor,,geno class 68,too many 2 name all.
the Duke of Fort Monroe

Norfolk, VA

#17 Mar 31, 2010
So how would you people of Troy like to see Army Base Fort Monroe become a national historic park!?

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#18 Mar 31, 2010
just another,,tax free land grab
X Troy School Custodian

Oxford, MI

#19 Apr 7, 2010
narv rein: what does what you have to say, have to do with the privitization of the Troy School District? That is what the attached article is about..not the other issues that you have been going off on,,,,

“I'm back,,JACK”

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#20 Apr 8, 2010
it will not make a difference,,to the leadership groups,,a shame private company will be made,,with one of their conies [sp] will be the president.

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