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Gloucester supervisor suggests privatizing some school functions

A presentation given by York district supervisor Phillip Bazzani Tuesday night about privatizing certain school board functions drew concern from several school system employees who attended the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors meeting in the colonial courthouse.

Bazzani prefaced his presentation Tuesday night by saying he wanted to bring it to the attention of his fellow board members to consider encouraging the school system to look into privatizing certain, non-educational functions. This essentially means services formerly provided by the local government may be contracted to private companies, which Bazzani said, often increases government efficiency and reduces operating costs.

“I’m asking the school board to consider looking at different functions to see if we can possibly save money within our school system in areas that have nothing to do with (educating) our students,” Bazzani said. “We need to look at ways to determine how to reduce the burden...

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