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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Decatur ISD food services see increased revenue

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger


The food business is doing quite well at Decatur ISD, according to a report given to the school board Monday by Child Nutrition Director Shelly Laaser.


The report showed that meal revenue has increased almost $10,000 over the past two years.


That increase in the number of students served also means more federal money.


“Every meal you serve, you get commodity dollars, so we see that has grown $8,000 over past two years,” Laaser said.


That money is used to buy government commodities – not the famous government cheese, she joked, but items like Tyson chicken.


The Child Nutrition Management Services based out of Decatur ISD now serves an additional five Wise County schools: Bridgeport, Chico, Alvord, Paradise and Boyd.


That model has worked well, Laaser said.


“We’ve gotten to do some really cool things by being a group of six districts together – opportunities, I think, that expand outside what we would normally do, especially some of those smaller schools, what they would normally be able to do,” she said.


Board President Wade Watson thanked her for her work.


“I don’t know how many districts have nutritional programs that are in the black. I can’t imagine it’s many,” he said.


In other director reports, Transportation Director Jared Laaser reported buses transport about 850 students per day, and the department is looking at adding routes.


In other business from Monday’s meeting, the board approved the transfer of $5.1 million from the general fund to the local construction fund. The money cannot be spent on any construction projects without approval by the board.


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