News in Brief
Michigan Districts Contract Custodial, Other Services
Nearly two-thirds of Michigan's public school districts have hired private contractors to handle either janitorial work, transportation, or food service, and that number has risen over the last year.
Those findings, published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, offer a glimpse at one of the strategies being tried by financially desperate school systems.
The most common target was custodial work (45.5 percent), transportation (21 percent), and food service (36.5 percent).
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