Board Briefed on Noon Hour Supervisor Contract

A proposal from Professional Contract Management, Inc (PCMI) to provide outsourced noon hour supervision in the Ann Arbor Public Schools was the subject of a briefing given to the board of trustees at its Sept. 19, 2012 meeting. PCMI’s proposal, made in response to an Aug. 8, 2012 RFP, was the only one received by the district.

PCMI’s bid is to charge the district 25.83% of the gross wages to be paid to the supervisors themselves. According to the staff memo accompanying the briefing item, that’s roughly 7% higher than bids the district has seen for similar services in the past. AAPS has used PCMI for substitutes and coaches in the past.

Compared to current costs, which depend on hiring AAPS employees to supervise noon hours, the PCMI proposal offers savings of $55,000, or about 6%.

A second briefing and board vote is scheduled for Oct. 10, 2012.

This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]