CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says shifting custodial services to a private contractor isn’t going smoothly, but insists schools are not dirty. She also said the 475 pending layoffs are “up to the contractors.”
After more than a decade with the same lunch provider, Chicago Public Schools hired a new catering company, Aramark, to produce its school food this year.The new caterer promised to boost sales, make tastier food and even serve up organic salad every day.
A look at the new school breakfast and lunch menus for Chicago Public Schools. The district awarded a $100 million contract to Philadelphia-based Aramark last spring to serve meals in more than 600 schools.