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School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By
06/16/2020 Adopted

Recommendation Information

That Superintendent's Recommendation #20-138, Grant Award, be adopted as follows:That theSchool Committee accept and approve the grant award in the amount and for the period indicated:

Food & Nutrition Services Appropriation, for the period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, in the amount of $1,200.000.00.Project/Grant SC00402.

Description:The FY 2021 projected budget for the Food and Nutrition FY21 is $3,952,993.The budget is supported through revenue is generated throughout the year from school breakfast and lunch programs, including Federal and State reimbursements and receipts from paid meals, and through a reimbursement from the City and a CPS general Fund subsidy.To support improved engagement with Cambridge families, management of department promotions, and monitoring and evaluation of department communications, the FY21 Budget added a 1.0 FTE nutrition communications and engagement specialist to be paid from the Food Services Revolving Fund.

This Recommendation: At the beginning of each year, to enable the department to conduct business seamlessly from the start of the year, a recommendation is put forth to the School Committee to initially appropriate the anticipated Federal and State revenues.The initial recommended appropriation is based on 80% of the Federal and State revenues received in FY20.