District plans independent investigation of discarded school lunches

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

After weeks of complaints from parents, leaders of the Salt Lake City School District board are launching an independent audit into why dozens of students had their cafeteria lunches thrown away last month.

The board’s president, Kristi Swett, sent an email to other board members Sunday about the matter. The board likely will discuss the reasons for and the scope of the audit at its study session Tuesday night, said Heather Bennett, board vice president.

"I strongly believe that the public requires further reassurance that the district has acted appropriately in investigating this matter," Swett wrote in the letter. "Questions still remain regarding who or what was responsible for the situation and what actions should be taken as a result of that determination.

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