Schools outsource benefit administration

LELAND, Mich. - Leland Public Schools is among the latest to join a consortium formed to oversee the investments of public school employees, according to the Leelanau Enterprise.

The consortium was formed by 18 intermediate school districts stretching from Sault Ste. Marie to Benton Harbor in response to a federal law that requires districts to track employee investments, even after employees leave, the Enterprise reported.

The districts hired TSA Consulting Group of Florida to administer the program.

Leelanau Enterprise, "Leland joins school consortium," Sept. 22, 2008

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Survey 2008: School Service Privatization Grows Again," Sept. 8, 2008