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ERIC Number: ED541528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8906-2483-7
Michigan School Privatization Survey 2008
Hohman, James M.; Freeland, William L. E.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Privatization of school support services is a time-tested means for lowering educational costs. The three major services that school districts in Michigan contract out for are food, custodial and transportation. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy's survey of privatization is the longest running and most comprehensive source of school support service data in the nation. The Mackinac Center surveys all school districts in the state annually and has found that the overall rate of contracting out for food, custodial and transportation services has increased every year since the survey's inception in 2001. The most recent data are no exception: As of June 2008, 42.2 percent of school districts contract out, an increase of 4.9 percent over 2007. For the fifth consecutive survey, privatization of school support services increased. The 2008 survey shows that 42.2 percent of Michigan school districts contracted for at least one of the three major noninstructional services: food, custodial or transportation. This is an increase of 4.9 percent from last year and an increase of 36.1 percent since the survey's inception in 2001. Table containing information on county's Districts Contracting in 2008, Total Number of Districts in Each county and Percent of total districts is appended. (Contains 10 graphs.) [For the 2007 edition of this report, see ED541527.]
Mackinac Center for Public Policy. 140 West Main Street, P.O. Box 568, Midland, MI 48640. Tel: 800-224-3327; Tel: 989-631-0900; Fax: 989-631-0964; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Michigan