School cafeterias are receiving new equipment and improvements this year at no cost to the district thanks to funding received from a settlement between the parent company of Chartwells food services and New York State’s Attorney General Office.
Last year, the state Attorney General announced a settlement with Compass Group USA after the company did not pass on rebates from vendors, manufacturers and distributors. As a result, Schodack CSD was one of dozens of schools to receive part of the settlement. Schodack received $105,000.
“I want to stress that we could not use this money for anything except to improve our food services. The State Attorney General’s Office was very specific about that,” said Superintendent Bob Horan. “We decided the best way to use the money was to improve our facilities for students.”