MIDLAND — The
Mackinac Center for Public Policy released its 2009 survey of school districts,
showing that privatization of support service increased by 5.4 percent.
Overall, districts outsourced 29 more services while eight services were
brought back in-house, increasing the percent of districts that contract to
increased the most, with 12 districts beginning new contracts. Over
20 percent of districts contract out custodial services. Transportation
contracting grew from 5.8 percent of districts to 6.9 percent. Food
service increased slightly from 29.3 percent to 29.4 percent of
For more information on the survey, see "School Privatization Survey Shows
Gains in Support Service Contracting."