The Chariton Community School Board considered and took action on milk and bread bids for the 2021-22 school year at their monthly meeting Tuesday, June 15.

The board went with the recommendation of Becca Bittner, Director of Food Service and approved a motion to accept the milk bid from Hiland Dairy, escalator price, for the 2021-22 school year and the bread bid from Bimbo Bakeries for the 2021-22 school year.

The board also approved the purchase of Combi Ovens and Kettle for the school district’s Nutrition program. Superintendent Larry Achenbach explained that the current ovens Bittner was using were getting old and it was time for a replacement.

The total cost of the ovens if $59,761.01 from TriMark Foodservice Equipment. These ovens will be purchased with grant money received from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and from PPEL/SILO funds. The grant received from the USDA was for $42,000 and the remaining cost of $17,761.01 will come from PPEL/SILO funding.

The board also approved the first reading of Board Policy 507.9, which is the Wellness Policy, and the District Wellness Action Plan.

“Every five years, the Wellness policy needs to be revisited,” Superintendent Larry Achenbach said.

The board also approved the first reading of the Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School Student Handbook changes for 2021-22.