Survey: Contracting Up Slightly in Michigan Schools

Foodservice remains the most popular department to privatize among Michigan school districts, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's annual privatization survey. The study gauges privatization among the state’s 551 districts in three areas: foodservice, custodial and transportation.

Privatization of foodservices increased by one net district (six privatized and five reverted to self operation) in the past year, with 162 districts (29.4%) now using an outside contractor t

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