Nearly $4 Million in Savings Possible

Flint schools could save close to $4 million annually through extensive privatization of noninstructional services, according to The Flint Journal.

The Journal cited research by Center scholars that found 12 of 21 school districts in Genesee County outsourced food, transportation or custodial services. Statewide, nearly half of all public school districts do the same.

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“I’ve heard a lot of arguments saying most of the districts where privatization would make sense have already done it,” James Hohman, fiscal policy analyst, told The Journal. “That really hasn’t come out of the data yet.”