Fifteen school districts ended their contracts with private service providers and chose to directly supply food, custodial or transportation services once again. The same number of districts did this in 2013.

Graphic 8: Districts That Brought Services Back In-house

District

Noninstructional Service

Armada Area Schools

Food

Mattawan Consolidated School

Custodial, Transportation

Mendon Community Schools

Custodial

Lapeer Community Schools

Custodial

Michigan Center Schools

Custodial, Transportation

Shelby Public Schools

Custodial

Waldron Area Schools

Custodial

Clintondale Community Schools

Transportation

Stockbridge Community Schools

Food

Bellevue Community Schools

Custodial

Romeo Community Schools

Transportation

Springport Public Schools

Custodial

Algonac Community Schools

Custodial

Petoskey Public Schools

Custodial

Port Hope Community Schools

Custodial

Algonac, Bellevue, Waldron, Petoskey, Mattawan, Mendon, Michigan Center, Port Hope and Stockbridge had been using employee leasing agencies for some support service employees and no longer do so.

Romeo schools had been contracting out for a transportation dispatcher and no longer does. The buildings that Shelby Public Schools used to have cleaned by a private individual have since been closed.

Springport Public Schools reports that they are now using part-time employees to clean the district, making the savings from a former private contractor negligible. Clintondale Community Schools no longer uses a transportation vender. However, it consolidated its bus services with Warren Consolidated Schools to provide the service.