2013 K-12 Power Players

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Rank38
NameFort Worth (TX) ISD
Director
Enrollment83,653
No. of School Sites131
Revenue/Budget$43 million
Free/Reduced Pct78%
Breakfast Participation35.50%
No. of Meals Served83,150/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.25
Managementself-op
Websitewww.fwisd.org/pages/FWISD/Departments_Programs/Departments__A-K_/Child_Nutrition_Services
Phone(817) 814-3500
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramN
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeEnrollment has been growing in the Fort Worth ISD at about a thousand students per year, partly as a result of increased emphasis on improving the general quality of education there. Revenues have increased even as the new meal patterns were implemented, but FSD Glenn Headlee reports that food costs(and increased plate waste) per meal have also gone up with increased produce purchases.Twelve of its 131 schools participate in USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and at these the program is tied in to nutrition education programs. Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) is offered at 27 schools and most schools offer universal free breakfast (only about 25 do not). At universal sites, the district absorbs the fee for reduced-price students. The $5 million in a la carte sales also includes cash payments for meals, so the total may be a bit misleading. Texas was an early supporter on tightened school nutrition standards and eliminated fryers a decade ago. Meals are cooked onsite at almost all locations. In recentyears and currently, the district has been investing in refrigerated storage and steamer replacements, adding refrigerated space; combi and convection ovens and steamers are common. At top priority for the district is expanding its BIC program, "Kick Start with Breakfast in Fort Worth."
Lunch Participation75%


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