Other Competitive Contracting in School Districts

Less publicized privatization of services other than food, custodial and transportation continues to be a major trend in Michigan school districts. In particular, privatization of athletic coaches, substitutes of all types, snow removal, lawn care, secretaries, accountants, school administrators (including principals, curriculum directors, athletics directors and assistant superintendents) continue to be reported with high frequency. Other unique approaches included contracting for psychology services, school nurses, security guards, mechanics and Powell Township School District's contracting out for an art tutor.