Food service outsourcing, elementary reconfiguration slated for BSISD trustee meeting

Staff Writer

Big Spring ISD trustees are expected to take action on bids from outside companies to take over the food service program, hear an update on the reconfiguration of the district’s kindergarten through fourth grade elementaries, say goodbye to a long-time member, and welcome a new face when they meet Thursday.
Ending a multi-month discussion, trustees are expected to take action on bids from two companies — Aramark and SFP — to take over the district’s food service program. District officials said the move is a cost saving measure. However, food service employees have shown up to the last few board meetings concerned about how the change will impact their jobs.
Also during the meeting, Superintendent Chris Wigington is expected to give a report on the district’s decision to reconfigure the four elementaries to cater to grade level specific schools for the upcoming school year. Three trustees are expected to be sworn in for their new term Thursday when board members will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Big Spring High School, 707 11th Place.