Saint Paul Public Schools Nutrition Services is counting on Chef Jeff Ansorge to bring new culinary skills and a wide range of experience to the preparation of the 39,000 school breakfasts and lunches served daily.
Saint Paul Public Schools is in a similar situation facing many Minnesota school districts this year: we are projecting a $15 million budget shortfall for the 2016-17 school year.
The initial budget projection is due to a variety of reasons and is subject to change. Impacting factors include enrollment fluctuations, the number of students qualifying for free/reduced meals, contractual commitments and the fact that State funding has not kept up with inflation during the past 20 years.
The Board of Education will adopt the final budget during the June 21 Board of Education meeting.
SPPS is committed to an inclusive and transparent budget process which includes staff, family and community engagement. In April, SPPS will host community information sessions. Interpreters and childcare will be available.
There will be no school for ECSE and Pre-K students on Thursday, March 17. Students in PreK-5 and PreK-8 schools will not have school on Friday, March 18. Crossroads Montessori/Science, all 6-8 middle schools and high schools are in session.