Dallastown, Pa. Schools To Outsource Foodservice

The Dallastown, Pa. school board voted to outsource its foodservice operation to Chartwells, according to The York Dispatch in York, Pa.

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Editor's Insight: This report notes that the in-house foodservice program would have had to raise meal prices to cover operating costs. Price increases may still be needed, given rising food and transportation costs.

Workers said they expect to face wage cuts under Chartwells. If this is true, then the board has acted responsibly in seeking a more cost efficient option, providing service quality does not suffer.

The superintendent noted the school district is not in the foodservice business. Hence, outsourcing to a professional makes good business sense. 04-22-11 by Elliot Maras