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School District Privatizes Substitute Employee Management

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials expect to save about 200-thousand dollars by joining with other districts in the county to have a private company take charge of substitute employees.
District officials outlined the proposed contract with Professional Educational Services Wednesday night.
Deputy Superintendent Bob Galardi says in addition to the savings, the company's software will help teachers and subsitutes plan, and says substitutes will benefit by getting one paycheck for work done at all the participating districts. They'll also be able to purchase health insurance at a group rate.
The plan is expected to save the Washtenaw Intermediate School District in its members a total of 600-thousand dollars.