• 363 of 545 school districts (66.6 percent) contract out for food, custodial or
    transportation services.
  • 182 districts contract out at least two of these services, up from 160 in 2013. Districts began 55 new private contracts in 2014.
  • Districts terminated 17 private contracts and brought services back in-house.

Graphic 1: Outsourcing in Michigan School Districts

Graphic 1: Outsourcing in Michigan School Districts - click to enlarge

As Graphic 1 shows, contracting out increased from 31.0 percent of school districts in 2001 to 66.6 percent of school districts in 2014.