Battle Creek could privatize busing

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Battle Creek Public Schools is seeking bids from private competitors for its transportation needs, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

The district expects to overspend revenues by $2.4 million next year, the Enquirer reported. The BCPS board has voted to eliminate some sports and also laid off 26 teachers.
SOURCE: Battle Creek Enquirer, “Schools spend millions on non-mandated services," June 30, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Michigan School Privatization Survey 2011," Dec. 7, 2011