STATEMENT OF GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT CONNIE K. CALLOWAY, PH.D. REGARDING DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE CONTRACT

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Wasko
313-873-4542; cell 313-212-5636
steven.wasko@detroitk12.org

Detroit, MI – Connie K. Calloway, Ph.D., General Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools, today issued the following statement:

“The Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools has received considerable public interest in the food service contract, and thus, has assembled key staff to review the current food service contract between the District and Aramark. In particular, Dr. Connie Calloway has requested, among other things, the following information: (1) a detailed report regarding the specific deliverables required under the contract with Aramark; (2) a timeline associated with the deliverables, including scheduling requirements related to commodities orders in the best interest of the District and in accordance with the contract; and, (3) the obligations of the District under the contract to meet the timelines and to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

Upon review of this information, the Superintendent will submit a report of her findings to the Board of Education. It is anticipated that this report will be completed within the next thirty days.”

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