MUSKEGON — All but two districts in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District have joined a consortium of county schools to privatize their substitute teacher services, according to The Muskegon Chronicle.

One district, Whitehall, did not sign up for the privatization because it is implementing a new automated system to call subs and did not want to change the provider until it is familiar with the system. Districts estimate they will save an average of 9 percent under the new format, The Chronicle reported.

Reference: The Muskegon Chronicle, "Private firm to supply substitute services," Aug. 24, 2007