Lewisburg-Selinsgrove (Pa.) districts to share food service

Combination of services designed to save money.

March 12—The board of directors for the Lewisburg Area (Pa.) School District authorized sharing resources with Selinsgrove Area School District in a move designed to save money while still providing quality services.

The service that the two districts are sharing is food service with Kevin Oswald, director of Food & Nutrition, who is currently at the Selinsgrove Area School District. The shared service agreement will  start with the 2012-2013 school year.

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