School meals in Boston will be healthier and more locally-sourced this fall and students will have a regular role in planning menus, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded in August. After a competitive review involving three main vendors, the Boston Public Schools has selected Whitsons Culinary Group for a $12.2 million annual contract to provide meals to BPS students for three years.
Students will have higher-quality, healthier and more locally-sourced meal options this fall thanks to a decision by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and interim Superintendent John McDonough to re-post the bid for a new three-year food services contract. The new contract will include provisions for quarterly taste-tests by students and will ensure regular student and parent involvement in school menu cycles.
Autonomous schools within BPS are finding popular and academic success, but substantial hurdles must be overcome for the district to establish a fully developed system of successful schools, according to a new report commissioned by the Boston Public Schools.
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