2013 K-12 Power Players

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NameLos Angeles USD
DirectorDavid Binkle
No. of School Sites862
Revenue/Budget$328 million
Free/Reduced Pct80.10%
Breakfast ParticipationN/A
No. of Meals Served~114 million
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.00
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramY
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeLAUSD’s free and reduced percentages remained flat last year even as meals served were up about 5 million, partly due to a new of Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. The department services 4 schools for students with infants and 118 for teenage moms (these have early education centers and are separate from the 862 regular school sites). Over the past 5 years, participation has gone up 6% and revenues were up 14% even as district enrollment declined 9%. One reason: the district’s move away from a “year round” model (rotating enrollments) as it built 130 new facilities. LAUSD’s supper program is up to 90,000 meals daily, delivered pre-plated to 490 sites, with production outsourced to Five Star Foodservice. Binkle indicates that other options, including central production, are under consideration. A la carte was eliminated a decade ago but is being re-started because of the new ompetitive foods rules. The department will now oversee vending and school stores previously overseen by principals. A farm-to-table program provides about 75% of district produce needs, mostly from small-to-medium farms within 200 miles; 100% of the district’s bread is now baked using sustainably-grown wheat from the Central Valley.
Lunch ParticipationN/A

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