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FoodService Director - steal this idea - Julie Farris - Rockwall ISD - shared servicesJulie Farris
Child Nutrition Director
Rockwall Independent School District
Rockwall, Texas

To provide quality training at an affordable cost, we have a trainer that we share with other districts. Many districts are not large enough to have their own trainer, so this is a way to provide training at a reasonable cost. Each district purchases the number of days it wants, and combining the needs of many districts provides a full year’s work for the trainer.

 
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