2013 K-12 Power Players

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Rank29
NameDeKalb County (GA) School District
DirectorJoyce Wimberly
Enrollment98,811
No. of School Sites123
Revenue/Budget$50.5 million
Free/Reduced Pct71%
Breakfast Participation28%
No. of Meals Served108,000/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.15
Managementself-op
Websitewww.dekalb.k12.ga.us/school-nutrition
Phone(678) 676-0156
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramN
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeDeKalb, the Atlanta area’s third largest county after Gwinnett and Cobb, is piloting community eligibility option (CEO) certification at nine of its schools to provide universal free meals for those students. The growing district also has a strong farm-to-school program that is being integrated into its wellness program and which operates gardens at seven sites and a greenhouse operation at the district agricultural high school that composts kitchen scraps. Total local produce purchases last year were almost $120,000. The wellness program encourages staff to live more healthful lives and is promoted by having schools compete with each other for best performance in a series of healthy living metrics. A partnership with Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta reinforces the healthy menu message with kids-friendly activities like pep rallies.
Lunch Participation72%


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