Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/11/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of COVID-19 Emergency Contract Amendment with Organic Life, LLC
Vision 2022:
Financial & Facilities Management
Continue to ensure a balanced budget that builds and maintains a fund balance that meets Board policy.
Policy:
Background In May, the Board approved the K-8 contract renewal with Organic Life, LLC, and in August for the high schools, to provide meals for the School Nutrition Programs (National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program).
File Attachment:
Wheaton 200 K-8 FY21 COVID 19 Amendment.pdf
Wheaton 200 HS FY21 COVID 19 Amendment.pdf
Summary: The USDA has extended waivers that allow school districts to operate under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through June 30, 2021. This program provides meals free of charge to any child (18 and under). Since we are under contract with Organic Life, LLC to provide meals for the School Nutrition Programs but not the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), ISBE requires a contract amendment at an agreed upon fixed price per meal rate. To allow for sustainability of the program to cover continued labor and expenses, we developed and negotiated an agreement whereby the Board would pay a per-meal rate of $2.28 for breakfasts and $3.8963 for lunches. This is a $.50 increase in our current per-meal rates. Under the SFSP, the District will receive a higher reimbursement rate for the meals than what was received under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
Funding: Education Fund
Board Policy 4:120 Food Services
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the COVID-19 Emergency Contract Amendment with Organic Life, LLC as presented.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lisa Maher - Dir of Business Services
Signed By:
Bill Farley - Assist. Superintendent
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Susan Booton Moved, Member Ginna Ericksen seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the COVID-19 Emergency Contract Amendment with Organic Life, LLC as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Jim Mathieson     Yes
Chris Crabtree     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Ginna Ericksen     Yes
Susan Booton     Yes
Dave Long     Yes