No, don't thank goodness. Instead, thank the bargainers on both sides of the table.
And also thank the parents and taxpayers who repeatedly said, at every budget meeting, that they didn't want to pursue privatization.
According to this annarbor.com article, there will be what equates to a 10% reduction in salary and benefits, but at least the AAPS custodians and maintenance jobs will remain in house, and won't be privatized.
And 10% is a BIG sacrifice for the amount of money these staff are making.
Also from annarbor.com: When the schools consolidate transportation, the average bus driver's salary will go down from $16.55/hour to $14.70 per hour, so they too will see a significant reduction in income.
Next up: teachers' and principals' unions.