GRAND LEDGE — With expected spending to be $1.8 million beyond revenues for the next year, Grand Ledge is considering contracting out for support services, including transportation and custodial services, according to The Lansing State Journal.

The superintendent has formed an advisory group to look at the issue, the Journal reported. With the exception of its transportation workers, all the district's employee bargaining units are affiliated with the Michigan Education Association.

Anti-privatization yard signs have appeared in the district, according to the Journal.

Reference: "School officials look at privatizing services," The Lansing State Journal, Nov. 22, 2008