At the latest Board of Education meeting, officials voted to use Aramark Educational Services as the district’s food vendor for the 2015-2016 school year. Under the one-year contract, students’ lunches will be increased by ten cents per meal.
The former provider, Sodexo, opted out of their contract because they were unable to hold their costs, due to the new federal guidelines.
The changes have prompted the district to re-evaluate their participation in the National School Lunch Program, because of the tight calorie restrictions, which some argue, don’t fit the needs of all students.
“One thing that we will continue to be looking at is our ongoing and future participation in the Federal Lunch Program, which is something we intend to evaluate over the beginning part of this year, which may or may not lead to going back out again next year and bid,” said Dan Bridges, Superintendent at Community Unit School District 203.
At the meeting, the district also agreed to sell 1.75 acres of land surrounding Hobson School to the Forest Preserve of DuPage County for $630,000 pending the preserve’s approval.
This land will become part of Goodrich Woods, which runs from Hobson Road to 75th street.
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