The mayor’s intrusion into the world of the public schools at first blush appeared to make good sense.
Let’s give the kids better food than they eat everyday, the mayor let everyone know last week at a public hearing.
The 85 or so longtime devoted cafeteria employees felt that something was up with the intrusion of the mayor into food service in the public schools.
After all, school kids are eating fresh fruits, wheat bread, lower sodium ham and cheese, in fact, nearly every item served up to the public school children of Everett today includes the kind of nutrients that are good for the body.
The mayor’s desire to undo the system 25 years in the making to remake it at a much higher cost makes no economic sense, especially during a turbulent economic period when the city finds itself facing a difficult year and with not much extra money in the city treasury.