PETOSKEY — After forecasting a loss of $52,000 in its food service program for this fiscal year, the Petoskey school board voted to expand its private food service contract to include labor, according to the Petoskey News-Review. Its provider had previously been handling only the management of the district’s food services.

"They fully anticipate to hire 100 percent of their workers in the Emmet-Charlevoix area," school business manager Kent Cartwright told the News-Review.

Under the new arrangement, revenues are expected to exceed costs by $150,000, according to school board member Jack Waldvogel.

Reference: Petoskey News-Review, "Privatizing Petoskey school food services will cost local jobs," Aug. 1, 2007