RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – Some South Dakota faculty districts are seeing a meals scarcity for pupil lunches attributable to provide chain points.
Speedy Metropolis Areas Faculties say they aren’t impacted by this scarcity in the mean time.
“Nevertheless, as we see this provide challenge sort of affect districts across the nation, we anticipate in some unspecified time in the future that could be one thing that we’re dealing with as properly,” mentioned Group Relations Supervisor, Katy City.
As an alternative, the district is presently targeted on a distinct scarcity: staff to serve the meals.
As of now, the coed vitamin division is 15 workers quick, together with 5 staff presently out sick.
“So, it’s a tough place to be in. We need to get all our youngsters fed each meal for breakfast and lunch, however that has been tough and so we’re actually having to be inventive to ensure that we’re getting these meals out to youngsters,” mentioned City.
City mentioned at simply 10 days into the varsity yr, it’s been a problem to ensure that faculties are absolutely staffed and it’s grow to be an all-hands-on deck scenario.
“Sometimes, we’ll take a look at a constructing that’s absolutely staffed and if we are able to we’ll attempt to pull somebody from that constructing to a constructing that doesn’t have as many workers. We’re actually simply sort of pulling from anyplace we are able to,” mentioned City.
City mentioned it’s a crucial place that must be crammed as college students focus and be taught higher with meals of their stomachs, and a few college students actually depend on faculty lunches as their solely meal of the day.
“It’s why we’re actually, actually in search of anybody who’s focused on working in pupil vitamin proper now,” mentioned City.
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