New to this year’s survey is the breakout of contracting as measured by the number of pupils in each district group. Medium-sized districts tend to contract more than large and small districts. More than half of districts that are between 2,000 and 4,000 students contract for food, custodial or transportation services.

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In Appendix A, the reader will also find a breakdown of the number of districts that outsource one of the big three noninstructional services by county.