2013 K-12 Power Players

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Rank20
NamePrince George's County (MD) Public Schools
DirectorJoan Shorter
Enrollment124,015
No. of School Sites200
Revenue/Budget$63 million
Free/Reduced Pct60%
Breakfast Participation33%
No. of Meals Served110,000/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.85
Managementself-op
Websitewww1.pgcps.org/foodandnutrition
Phone(301) 952-6580
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramY
Summer Feeding ProgramN
NarrativePrince George's County, in the Washington, DC, suburbs, was challenged in the past year with procurement cost increases of up to 25% due to the new meal regs, especially the fruit/vegetable requirement. Meanwhile, participation suffered at the secondary level as popular choices like a daily pizza option were squeezed out. One bright spot: a 30% jump in breakfast participation driven by more schools qualifying for universal free breakfast. The district is also unrolling a breakfast kiosk program in some high schools with funding from outside organizations like Share Our Strength.
Lunch Participation58%


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