Managing Your School Food Service Program

Child nutrition programs are struggling to maintain self-sufficiency in volatile times


Should You Outsource Your Food Service Program?

When deciding whether to privatize food service management, consider the pros, cons, and the company's resources


Children's Nutrition Is a Governance Issue

Child nutrition programs deserve the school board's time -- and attention




  • School Board News

    June 2008 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    June 2008 Your Turn

    Your chance to tell us what you think

  • Research

    The Importance of Agricultural Education

    Even though the quality of programs vary from state to state, schools are finding ways to educate students on how food is grown and raised

  • School Law

    News of the Weird in School Law

    From student pranks to employment issues to district follies, the education law jungle is filled with strange tales and distressing items that school boards must confront every year

  • Communications

    Ways to Engage the Faith Community in Your Schools

    Searching for community support for a district's most challenged schools, a superintendent turns to local churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques for help -- and gets it

  • Governance

    Using School Board Committees

    Getting these powerful "governing engines" up and running takes two major steps -- a set of detailed guidelines to govern the operations and a staff support structure and process

  • Money

    Bidding Process Caveats for Board Members

    The purchasing process can be undermined if you don't have a working knowledge of the sytems that are in place to protect the expenditure of taxpayer dollars

  • Facilities

    Future Planning Is Crucial for School Facilities

    A strong facilities plan considers many variables. Are you asking -- and answering -- the right questions when developing your road map for the school of tomorrow?

  • Technology

    Making Your Website Google Friendly

    As Google's dominance grows, there are a number of tools you can use to ensure that parents and students can quickly find your district on the Internet

  • Marketplace

    0608 Marketplace

    Health and Nutrition