Satisfactory work led the Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education to renew several contracts for the coming school year.
At their May 19 meeting, board members agreed to extend the $1.3 million contract with Chartwells food service for the 2015-16 year. The company runs and manages the food service at both the North and South buildings. Overall, administrators said the company is doing a good job and continues to incorporate more healthy choice menu options for students.
Before students are dismissed, they are being given a survey on their satisfaction with the food service. Board member Debbie Berman was glad the survey went to all students because she is interested to learn not only what is working but why some students opt out of cafeteria service.
The district does invite local vendors to provide food once a month to give students something different from the regular cafeteria menu.
The board also renewed the $1.1 million contract with RJB Properties for another year. The custodial service contract reflects an increase based on the Consumer Price Index.
Board members said they were extremely satisfied with the work of the H-F crew. Member Jody Scariano said it was obvious “they really take pride in what they do.”
An athletic trainer was contracted for $25,206.99 through Athletico, Ltd., to assist H-F teacher/trainers working with student athletes. H-F has hired part-time athletic trainers the past 10 years, said Business Manager Ken Parchem.
The board accepted the retirement notice of Bonnie Dolson, a college counselor in the Guidance Office who has been on staff for 10 years.
Three new faculty were hired: Anne Litchfield Calderone, an H-F graduate, will work in the English Department. Her specialty is theater. Terrence Terry was also hired to fill a vacancy in the English Department. Sir Edward Staten, also an H-F graduate, was hired to teach math. He is returning to the Chicago area after teaching in Texas.
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