2013 K-12 Power Players

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Rank11
NameOrange County (FL) Public Schools
DirectorLora Gilbert, MS, RD, FADA, SNS
Enrollment176,578
No. of School Sites207
Revenue/Budget$83 million
Free/Reduced Pct65%
Breakfast Participation28%
No. of Meals Served175,000/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.50
Managementself-op
Websitewww.ocps.net/op/food
Phone(407) 317-3700
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramY
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeThis Orlando-area district has many residents in economically stressed circumstances, with 37% of the jobs in the county paying under $25,000. The schools have been emphasizing participation growth by leveraging direct certification and Provision 2. Participation last year was up 2-3%. Heavy use of commodities and streamlined central production help with cost management. Meanwhile, efforts to promote healthy dining include extensive taste-testing and very active participation in the Chefs Move to Schools program. Local farmers are frequently featured at in-school events.
Lunch Participation61%


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