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Worst of Audit of School Board Centers on Food Operations

March 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

One of the more damning findings in the state’s legislative audit of the Allegany County School Board centered on food service operations. The audit cited the local board  findings with one citing the board for a $4 million loss over the past four years in its food service operations. Board members pointed out that they subsidize student meals and continue to make progress in cost savings in cafeteria operations having reduced the debt from a high of $1.2 milllion a few years ago, down to just over a half a million. During the discussion, the board was unapologetic for having budget overruns when it pertains to school meals for kids. Board president Ed Root.

One Response to “Worst of Audit of School Board Centers on Food Operations”

  1. March 08, 2013 at 12:58 pm, Kevin said:

    From what I understand, it is virtually impossible for the schools to collect the debts from the parents. There seems to be no repercussions on the parents when their child owes the school money. I also understand that the debts are from the students from families who are well off and not the poorer students in the community.


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