By Benny Westcott
The New Era 

Business Manager: District Tries to Buy Food Locally


August 16, 2023

Benny Westcott

Superintendent Terry Martin, center, speaks at the Aug. 14 Sweet Home School District Board meeting at the District Office.

At the Aug. 14 Sweet Home School District board meeting at the District Office, Kevin Strong, the district's business manager, gave a presentation on the district's nutrition services program.

He noted that the district has not contracted out its nutrition services department to outside companies like many school districts have done. He cited the fact that many other school district nutrition services programs are operated by Sodexo, a European based multi-national company with over 400,000 employees.

Strong said the Sweet Home School District tries to buy its food locally as much as possib...

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