So the nation's second-largest school district went back to basics. The district overhauled the menu last year after students turned away from unfamiliar fare. This year's menu will feature enchiladas, lasagna and beef sliders.
Years of planning for construction and renovation at two Casper high schools culminated in back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies this past week, marking a move from planning to action for a school district overseeing more than $200 million in projects for the two schools.
Construction is set to begin immediately on the building, which school officials say will be designed to prepare more students for the challenges that lie ahead in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, the theme of the new magnet school.
Gloria MacKenzie, whose $590.5 million prize in June was the largest single-winner Powerball jackpot ever, has promised to donate about $2 million to Schenck High School in East Millinocket, Maine, where her children attended school and her daughter has taught for 39 years.
Board members voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $4,168,199 to be paid to Hammond Construction to complete the project. The figure includes $3,865,745 to cover subcontracted work, $155,832 for construction personnel costs, and Hammond's fee of $53,491.
The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.
An investigation into 15 New Jersey school districts turned up more than 100 public employees and family members who lied about their incomes to get free school lunches for their children, according to the state comptroller.
Ballard Bus Inc., which declared bankruptcy in December, recently underwent a name and management change after being bought out by Chris Hamill of Roswell. The sale was finalized July 3, and the company is now operating under the name Valley Transportation, Hamill said.
All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.
The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.