Job fair offered to Nampa Schools’ custodians

The company that will take over Nampa School District’s custodial work next year is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday   Nampa High School Saturday where district custodians can apply for work.

A second job fair is planned for May 18 and will be open to the public

Nampa School Board Trustees voted 3-2 last month to outsource custodial work as part of a plan to eliminate a $5.1 million deficit and cut another $3 million out of spending for the 2013-2014 school year.

School officials say contracting for custodial work will save the district $305,000, mostly in benefit costs.

GCA Services Group, a Cleveland-based company that does custodial work for Micron Technology Inc’s. U.S. sites, said it will offer a job to district custodians who complete an application and “successfully pass, in part, the background check, drug test and criminal background” check.

Since uncovering the deficit beginning last summer the district has taken a number of steps to balance it books, including:

– Closing Sunny Ridge Elementary School next year for a savings of $500,000

– Curtailing some busing at a savings of $300,000.

Voter’s also approved a $4.3 million, one-year levee to help the district out of its financial problems.

School officials are also looking at reducing Nampa’s 800 member teaching force by up to 50 instructors, which could save the district $2 million or more.



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