Cartersville school nutrition recognized for participation
by Mark Andrews
Oct 11, 2013 | 1071 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cartersville City Board of Education on Thursday recognized the system’s nutrition department for drawing student participation in its breakfast and lunch programs, subsequently being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education. In the 2011-2012 school year, Cartersville Middle School served 66 percent of students breakfast and 70 percent of students lunch each day, while Cartersville Elementary School served lunch to 86 percent of students.

“[School nutrition managers and assistant managers] have always done a great job. Breakfast with these two schools doesn’t reflect what the elementary school has done and participation at the middle school looks a little low because we have something on Friday called ‘Chicken Tender Day’ at that doesn’t even count,” School Nutrition Director Tracey Morris said, with laughter, during the board’s regular business session. “Something I can say about [school nutrition managers and assistant managers] is, No. 1, it’s about the students. They care about the students; they’re concerned about the students; they really are concerned about our new regulations because the students don’t like the new regulations, but they really do care about the students.”

Superintendent Howard Hinesley and the rest of the school board thanked the nutrition department for their service to their schools and students.

“[Both schools] have been recognized ... for some of the highest breakfast and lunch participation in the country — not in Georgia — in the country,” Hinesley said. “That shows what types of meals their serving, it shows what kind of leadership they have and it also shows off the wonderful staff managers have working with them. We’re really proud they’re getting this recognition.”

In other school news, the board approved its business agenda, which included a bid from Leisure Time Charters and Tours for the CMS Tour of Georgia field trip in the amount of $23,960. The board also approved its consent agenda, which included accepting the donation of a 2006 Dodge Charger, valued at $8,000, by Jason McConnell, to be used in the live-learning lab in Cartersville High School’s Career Technology Transportation and Logistics class.