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By Ben Muir 

School food program nets profit in 2017


December 14, 2017

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Logan Tow harvesting lettuce for from the community garden back in October for the cafeteria salad bar.

Petersburg School's food service program gained about $3,300 in last year's fiscal year, a striking result that is mostly accredited to the nutrition director cutting costs and the district cracking down on unpaid bills.

The Petersburg food service program, a department the school usually has to add about $25,000 into every year, actually saw its revenues outweigh its expenditures in fiscal year 2017, said Karen Quitslund, the district finance director.

"This is not a money making venture," Quitslund said. "I have never seen the revenue cover expenditures since I've worked here.

"But we d...

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