2013 K-12 Power Players

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Rank36
NameLong Beach (CA) USD
DirectorCecelia Slater
Enrollment84,036
No. of School Sites87
Revenue/Budget$36.4 million
Free/Reduced Pct71%
Breakfast Participation22.50%
No. of Meals Served63,000/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.75
Managementself-op
Websitewww.lbschools.net/Main_Offices/Business_Services/Nutrition_Services
Phone(562) 427-7923
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramY
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeLong Beach, near Los Angeles, saw dips in both participation percentage and enrollment in 2012-13 even as food costs increased some $800,000 due to the fruit/vegetable mandate. A la carte sales also dipped. The district is trying to battle back with new recipes and student focus group taste testing. Long Beach uses a centralized production center with cook-chill capabilities to prepare products for its meal programs as well as for some outside entities like charter schools and the district Child Development Center and Head Start program. The center also delivers food to the nearby California State University-Dominguez Hills campus to feed the some 600 Long Beach students taking classes there each day. Long Beach launched a supper program at two sites in October. There are 11 Provision 2 sites in Long Beach and 27,000 students directly certified for free/reduced meals.
Lunch Participation52%


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