Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools' Nutrition Services Report Released

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools' Nutrition Services Report Released:

Seattle Schools' Nutrition Services Report Released

The district released the report that they commissioned on their Nutrition Services department.  (I already read it earlier this week from a source.)  Pegi McEvoy just did an overview presentation to the Board which sought to make the report look better than it is.  She said the consultants said that they have seen operations where the recommendation was "burn it to the ground" and that is not the case here.  The report also compliments the professionalism and genuine caring of the nutrition services staff.

Here's the report.

My big picture view?  
Providing food service is part of the district's job.  They actually can make money on it.  For free/reduced lunch service students (well, most of them), it may be two of the meals they get in a day.  Both from a health perspective and an academic perspective, well-fed students do better, both in the classroom and the playground. 

The district is probably losing money on this department and there is no reason it has to be that way. 

There are many things in this report that will come as no surprise to many SPS parents.  However, it is distressing to read them here because it means that the 
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