An eye on the basics and a menu tweak have helped put the school meal program at Salem (MA) Schools into the black from a deficit in just one year, reports the Salem News. The successful turnaround also helps ensure that the program remains self-operated. Salem ran up a $450,000 deficit over the previous five years, leading the superintendent to consider outsourcing. However, a team of cafeteria workers and parents convinced the administrators to hold off and give them a chance to turn the ...

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