Board to vote on food, leases

The South Whidbey School Board will vote on the food service contract renewal with Chartwells at its next business meeting. Demand has increased for school-provided meals, especially from students who qualify for free-and-reduced lunch. Chartwells’ quality has been criticized by some parents and community members.

The board will also review two lease agreements. The lease with the longest history with the district is the Whidbey Island Community Education Center, an adult learning program, which applied to rent Bayview School. While the historic building on Bayview Road formerly housed the district alternative high school, the program recently moved to the South Whidbey Primary Campus and merged with Whidbey Island Academy to become South Whidbey Academy, a kindergarten through 12th grade alternative school.

The other lease is for the recently vacated two-story building at Langley Middle School, which Island Dance has applied to occupy the space on Camano Avenue.

The school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the board room at the South Whidbey Primary Campus, located at 5476 S. Maxwelton Road.



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