Transparency Bills Could Help School Districts Avoid Outsourcing of Public Services That Lowers Quality and Raises Costs


Providing additional transparency when school districts consider outsourcing, and an escape route if savings do not result, can reduce the number of instances in which school districts regret outsourcing. This Reports and Briefing Papers summarizes research and public opinion polling that make the case for transparency and safeguards against the counterproductive outsourcing provided by House Bill 1914 and Senate Bill 795.