District reports 21% decline due to new school regs

Smaller portions and higher food costs credited with decline.

June 3—Due to changes in federal law, the South Windsor (Conn.) Public School district’s Food Service Department has seen a significant decline in sales and a loss in revenue, according to a school official.

Director of Finance and Operations Chris Chemerka said at the May 28 Board of Education meeting that there has been a 21 percent decline in sales this year.

In a memorandum to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kate Carter, Chemerka said that, as a result of the losses, the Food Services Department would not be able to make a $160,000 health care contribution for its employees that was budgeted for this year.