N.Y. districts to combine for foodservices

Districts would save at least $100,000 to $200,000 in the first year of the program.

April 25—Two New York school districts hope to combine their foodservice departments in an effort to save money.

The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, based in Johnstown, N.Y., will help the Gloversville and Johnstown school districts combine their foodservice programs. The two districts could save at least $100,000 to $200,000 in the first year of the program. The program will be similar to the two districts' collaboration on transportation.

About 80 cents on every dollar spent on the shared BOCES program will come back to the districts in incentive aid from the state.