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Who will feed your child next year? Muni schools could pass on SCS food services

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In addition to the loss of federal funding, SCS would be forced to cut some jobs as a result of the municipal districts' food services decision. In addition to the loss of federal funding, SCS would be forced to cut some jobs as a result of the municipal districts' food services decision.
Municipal districts may share transportation and IT services, but talks continue between the suburbs and SCS concerning other things like special education services. Municipal districts may share transportation and IT services, but talks continue between the suburbs and SCS concerning other things like special education services.
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(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County School District would lose millions in federal funding if the municipal school districts pass on food services from SCS.

"What the community's wanting is that local control, and I think having local control over our kitchen to get us up and running is going to be the best thing for us," said Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens, a former deputy superintendent with SCS.

He says many parents have had the same complaints since the merger, which shifted school meals out of individual kitchens and to the central nutrition center.

Municipal districts may share transportation and IT services, but talks continue between the suburbs and SCS concerning other things like special education services.

"As we move forward down the road and things get settled down, you know we'll look at things that make sense to work together on and always keep these lines of communication open," said Stephens.

When asking SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson about food, a spokesperson replied, "Mr. Hopson was surprised that they [the municipal districts] declined food services from SCS. Our nutrition services department is nationally recognized."

In addition to the loss of federal funding, SCS would be forced to cut some jobs as a result of the municipal districts' food services decision.

It will all be part of next year's budget. The first in a series of public meetings starts Monday afternoon at Gray's Creek facility.

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