Only 153 of the 1,025 independent school districts in Texas contract out their food services, according to a survey by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Nevertheless, that ratio, about 15 percent of the districts, is the highest of the three types of services the Mackinac Center studied.
Custodial services were contracted out by only 9.8 percent of the districts and transportation a minimal 3.8 percent. In all, 22.8 percent of districts contracted one or more of these three services, with only 9—less than 1 percent—contracting all three.
The numbers were contrasted with Michigan’s 542 school districts, which the Mackinac Center has been surveying for years. There, 42.8 percent of districts contract out foodservices, up from 28.6 percent 10 years ago.
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