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Greater Nanticoke Area picks Metz for food service

Students and parents will be able to access menus online

August 15. 2013 11:37PM
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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NANTICOKE — Metz Culinary Management will take over the Greater Nanticoke Area School District’s cafeteria menu beginning this September, with no change to the current staff members.

Superintendent Anthony Perrone said at Thursday night’s school board meeting that Metz is “probably the best (food service company) on the East Coast.”

Students at every grade level will have a variety of meal choices from sandwiches to full meals, he said, and students will be able to access the menu online.

Perrone said last month that contracting Metz won’t cost the district money because the company guaranteed a minimum $100,000 profit from cafeteria sales.

In other matters, Perrone announced that the Life Skills Program was a success over the summer school session, and that “students learned basic life skills such as cooking and supermarket shopping.”

He said the program is “working out tremendously.”

The School Board approved the following appointments for the 2013-2014 school year: Sean Carey, English teacher; Joshua Manley, physical education/health teacher; Jessica Marusco, music teacher; Matthew Meade, physical education/health teacher; and Ellen Rutkowski, high school chorus director.

Approval also was given to appoint Eric Speece as high school dean of students. Christine Matthews’ elementary secretary job has been changed from a 10-month position to a 12-month position.

The board also approved the posting of bus numbers/stops and pick-up times on the district website. This information will be removed after the start of school.

Half Act 80 days for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows: Sept. 15, Oct. 31 and Jan. 29.

The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.

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