District could save $40,000 by sharing foodservice director

Program has director scheduled in each district two days and a half a week.

July 23—West Branch-Rose City Area (Mich.) Schools expects to save $40,133 in 2012-13 by sharing its food service director, Janis Phillips, with Essexville-Hampton Public Schools.

Superintendent Dan Cwayna said WB-RC will only have to pay half of Phillips’ wages and benefits, which will allow for the decreased cost for the service. Chartwells, which contracts with the district to provide a food service director, contacted Cwayna about sharing Phillips with another district, according to Cwayna.

The program has Phillips scheduled for two and a half days in each district each week, Cwayna said.