Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the issues involved with the privatization of local government services based on a case study of the Waterloo County Board of Education’s decision to privatize school bus operations. The findings reveal that a number of considerations should be made with regards to privatization, including whether the service is one that can be competitively substituted by the private sector, the type management controls, regulations, and evaluations that need to be put in place, and the contractual, legislative, and moral obligations to existing employees.
Smith, Christopher, "An Investigation of Privatization: A Local Government Service – The Waterloo County Board of Education School Bus Fleet" (1992). MPA Major Research Papers. 4.