GROSSE POINTE — The Grosse Pointe Public School
System last July agreed to contract with Sodexho Management, Inc. to provide
food services to students, employees and guests throughout 17 of its buildings,
16 of which were schools. It is a one-year contract with the option of four
This deal was not included in the Mackinac Center for
Public Policy’s summer survey of school privatization totals because it was
unknown to the Center at the time its researchers contacted the Grosse Pointe
School district. The goal of outsourcing the program was to break even
financially. Last year when it was run by the district the program lost $50,000.
This year, that loss will not only be eliminated, but the program could possibly
generate more than $90,000 in additional revenue for the district.