Cafeteria Revenue and Disbursements memosindicate: 2009-2010 yearly losses of $48,010 (without Pomptonian,includes all District employee salaries and benefits) 2010-2011 yearly losses of $ 127,394 (without Pomptonianincludes all District employee salaries and benefits) 2011-2012 yearly losses of $167,500 (with Pomptonianincludes all District employee salaries and benefits) 2012-2013 (Sep-Mar) losses of $218,900 (with Pomptonianincludes all District employee salaries and benefits).We could easily surpass last year’s total by 60%+ !
Almost all 2011-2012Cafeteria Revenue andDisbursements reports "summarize" the increasingloss is due to management fees paid to Pomptonian. All 2012-2013Cafeteria Revenue and Disbursements"summarize" that the increasing loss is due to lowerrevenue due to lower food sales. The use of Pomptonian has not increased the number oflunches being served, even with the BOE significantlylowering the lunch prices in 2012-13. The District has paid Pomptonian Management fee of$82,485 in 2011-12 and $63,029 through March of 2012-13(estimated to be on track at $82,000 again by year-end).
Source: Cafe Revenue-Disbursement Reports-2Years.pdf received 4/23/2013
CafeteriaWorkers same pay 2008-2011 Voluntary wage freezes and increase in benefitscontribution Pomptonian 2011-2012, renewed 2012-2013 Supposedly better purchasing power for food $0.0948/$3.25 HS lunch (2.9%) in 2011-2012 Recommended Price decrease for 2012-2013 $0.0967/$2.75 HS lunch (3.5%) in 2012-2013 Why No-Cost first year (~ $82k Mgt costs)?
Under federal and State Law, even withoutsourcing food Services, the District “LocalEducationAgency” (LEA) is still responsiblefor the Oversight and Supervision of FoodServiceOperations.
Questions By contract, if the Supervisor of Food Services is not an employee ofthe District, the expense of replacing this employee will increasePomptonian’s operating costs. How much will this increase be? Who supervises/manages district employees without a Supervisor ofFood Services? Will all District cafeteria employees be replaced by Pomptonianemployees? (This seems to be the direction.) Who does State reporting, Free/Reduced Lunch Program, etc.? (Thiscan not be done by a private company.) Who will assume these duties and responsibilities if there is noSupervisor of Food Services position?
Questions At what cost and loss of efficiency will someone else in the District assumethese duties? What training, experience or expertise does any other employee have in FoodServices? Based on the facts, what are the economical and operational efficiencies thatjustify eliminating the position of Supervisor of Food Services and continuingto pay Pomptonian a management fee to operate at higher losses thankeeping our food services in-house? What plan/proposal has been presented to provide Food Services after July 1,this year? Until the Board has answers to all of these questions, it would bepremature and ill-fated to eliminate the position of Supervisor of FoodServices at this time.
Revenue: Expenses: 2012-March 2013 Loss ~$219k !BOE Internal memos of Cafeteria Revenue and Disbursements do notsupport the Superintendent’s Recommendation to eliminate theSupervisor of Food Services Position for reasons of efficiency andeconomy, nor does it support the Superintendent’s recommendationthat the District will be able to continue to adequately provide foodservices to the students after the elimination of the position.This doesn’t even seem to make economic sense, let alone addressoperational issues. Please take a closer look at all the facts andfinancials figures before making a decision that will eliminate notonly the Supervisor of Food Services position, but also many optionsthe District currently has for providing Food Services to our children.