Wichita school board approves four cafeteria upgrades

On Monday, the board approved $500,000 worth of cafeteria improvements.

WICHITA, Kan.—Cafeterias at four Wichita schools should be more comfortable, colorful and efficient this fall after school board members approved $500,000 worth of improvements Monday.

“We’re reusing the most uncomfortable stools I have ever sat on and continuing to have students try to sit on those,” board member Joy Eakins said. “So I don’t think we’re being wasteful” in approving cafeteria makeovers.

“Not just schools but businesses have learned this: Those old cafeterias – people don’t want to eat in those,” Eakins added. “They want something that lifts them up, inspires them, inspires creativity, relieves stress. Those areas – and good food – will help our students do better.”