The Impact of Outsourcing on Efficiency in Rural and Nonrural School Districts : The Case of Pupil Transportation in Minnesota

@inproceedings{Lazarus2006TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Outsourcing on Efficiency in Rural and Nonrural School Districts : The Case of Pupil Transportation in Minnesota},
  author={Sheryl S. Lazarus and Gerard Mccullough},
  year={2006}
}
Government finance reforms in the United States have encouraged public entities to focus on their core mission and to use outsourcing to improve efficiency, yet little is known about whether these reforms impact rural areas differently than nonrural areas. This paper analyzes the provision of one service that is provided either in-house by school districts or outsourced— pupil transportation—and presents a variable cost function for pupil transportation for individual districts in the state of… CONTINUE READING

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