Sunday, August 12, 2012

MCPS can't install 1 dishwasher, FCPS renovates an entire kitchen

In Montgomery County Public Schools a group of students have been advocating for a dishwasher in their school cafeteria for over 3 years.  The Board of Education has said no to their dishwasher pilot project.  But, over in Fairfax County Public Schools...a whole new school kitchen is being piloted.  

...Students at George C. Marshall High School will have access by next year to a commodity not available to most of their peers in Fairfax County: a made-from-scratch school lunch......Most school kitchens across the county are equipped only to warm pre-cooked meals, not to cook them from scratch. The board told the food division to set aside $100,000 to test whether and how schools might prepare meals fresh on site.
The money will go toward renovating the kitchen at Marshall High next June, officials decided recently. Parent advocates and school officials are working to figure out what kind of equipment they need to buy and what kind of menus they can realistically offer...

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