The Trumbull Education Association has come to understand that the Board of Education is contemplating replacing the food services department which currently prepares and serves breakfast and lunches to TPS staff and students. This letter is to communicate that the TEA and teachers in the school system support the current food services staff in our schools and would be opposed to any plan to replace the current non-profit, self-sustaining operation with a for-profit food service management company.
We have worked alongside members of the current staff for years and consider them to be a part of our school community. In that time we have seen the food services department offerings expand to meet the needs of our school community including vegetarian and gluten-free options. The nutritional value of the lunches has increased while maintaining high standards of freshness and remaining delicious with options including fresh soups, salads, and made to order deli sandwiches.