Methacton Throws Lunch Ladies Under The Bus

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Methacton School District has replaced the entire cafeteria staff with Philadelphia-based food service giant Aramark.  42 workers and managers have lost their jobs.

Aramark has agree to offer comparable service and cut high school lunch prices by $1.00.  Aramark has also agreed to give consideration to furloughed workers for comparable jobs, but rehire is not guaranteed.

Food service is expected to be a break-even operation but has lost money for the last five years.  About $1 million dollars according to Superintendent Timothy Quinn.

Time will tell if this was the right decision.  Aramark’s contract is for one year.