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Wed May 21, 2014

Food Fight: John Connolly On BPS Nutrition Dept. Report

In 2011, then City Councilor John Connolly captured images of boxes of expired food that he found while making surprise inspections of the cafeterias at several Boston schools, which shocked and angered parents. The disclosure that students might be eating old and expired food led to a series of investigations into Boston Public School’s Food and Nutritional Services Department.  

Schools once measured low-income student populations based on  the free and reduced price lunch programs, but that's all about to change in Massachusetts.
John Connolly says he wants to run school lunch programs in Boston like a restaurant.
Credit doyourpart.com

Last week, one of those investigations issued their findings, and they were damning. The independent report found a department rife with dysfunction: a “hostile work environment,” “poor communication at all levels,” and “internal controls” that are “weak or non-existent.”