• 114 of 545 districts (20.9 percent) contract out for transportation services.

  • 30 districts began new contracts for transportation services in 2013.

Graphic 6: Districts Contracting Transportation Service

Graphic 6: Districts Contracting Transportation Service - click to enlarge

* Data were not collected in 2004.

Graphic 7: Districts New to Transportation Service Contracting

Addison Community Schools

Monroe Public Schools

Airport Community Schools

Montrose Community Schools

Buckley Community Schools

Perry Public Schools

Clintondale Community Schools

Portland Public Schools

East Lansing Public Schools

Rapid River Public Schools

Flint Community Schools

Redford Union Schools

Frankenmuth School District

Richmond Community Schools

Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools

Riverview Community Schools

Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools

Godwin Heights Public Schools

Saranac Community Schools

Goodrich Area Schools

Trenton Public Schools

Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Van Dyke Public Schools

Kenowa Hills Public Schools

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Lake City Area Schools

Whitefish Township Community School

Mason County Eastern Schools

Wyandotte Public Schools

Transportation is the least frequently contracted service. The rate of contracting is rapidly growing, however. There was only slight growth in the number of districts that contracted out for these services from 2003 to 2009, but a substantial increase since then — nearly a tripling in the number of districts.