1 Michael LaFaive, "A School Privatization Primer: For Michigan School Officials, Media and Residents," (Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2007).

2 Ibid.

3 John Hewitt, superintendent of Summerfield Schools, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

4 Brent Holcomb, superintendent of Homer Community Schools, telephone interview, June 6, 2007.

5 Mark Bielang, superintendent of Paw Paw Public Schools, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

6 Carolyn Gruber, business manager of Potterville Public Schools, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

7 Pat Rozich, interim superintendent of Adams Township School District, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

8 Robert Allen, deputy superintendent of operations at Ann Arbor Public Schools, telephone interview, April 30, 2007.

9 Milli Haug, superintendent of Coldwater Community Schools, telephone interview, May 17, 2007.

10 Ibid.

11 Amy Louma, business manager of Gwinn Area Community Schools, telephone interview, May 21, 2007.

12 Angela Lackey, "Midland School Outsourcing Decision Nears," Midland Daily News, April 24, 2007.

13 Thomas Tebeau, assistant superintendent of business and operations of Williamston Community Schools, telephone interview, May 22, 2007.

14 Dixie Pope, business manager of Lakeview Community Schools, telephone interview, May 9, 2007.

15 Delores McMullen, director of finance and business of Fennville Public Schools, telephone interview, May 17, 2007.

16 Ibid.

17 Rozich and Pete McFarlane, superintendent of Portage Public Schools, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

18 McMullen.

19 Charles Schnetzler, superintendent of Ithaca Public Schools, telephone interview, May 8, 2007.

20 Kathleen Viegelahn, business and personnel services coordinator of Rogers City Area Schools, telephone interview, May 14, 2007.

21 James Weeldreyer, director of finance at Mattawan Consolidated Schools, telephone interview, May 29, 2007, and "Recovery School District Legislatively Required Plan " (State of Louisiana, 2006), http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/8932.doc (accessed March 22, 2007).

22 Michigan Education Directory (Michigan Education Directory, Incorporated) (2006): 23-116.