Parents likely to get facts on Tax referendum
Parents can expect to hear more about the Pinellas County School District's tax referendum in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election. The district can't directly advocate for a ballot item, but it can put out factual information about it. School officials have asked principals to include blurbs in school newsletters and also consider automated phone calls. The tax, which generates about $30 million a year, supports teacher salaries and arts, music, reading and technology programs. It was first approved by voters in 2004.
Elementary schools have a choice of one entree or cold sandwich and two fruits or vegetables, or salad plate meal and one fruit or vegetable. Meatless entree, chef salad and cold sandwich selection available daily. Both include choice of milk: low-fat, skim or skim chocolate, and bread or crackers and dessert when available.
Middle and high school menus rotate every two weeks and are different for each individual school.
Monday: Breakfast for lunch, Philly cheese steak sub, chef salad, deli roasted potatoes, romaine salad.
Tuesday: Fish taco, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, seasoned black beans, veggie dippers.
Wednesday: Cheeseburger, spaghetti with meatballs and garlic breadstick, chicken Caesar salad, mixed vegetables, romaine salad.
Thursday: Grilled cheese, barbecued chicken sandwich, farmers salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers.
Friday: Pizza, bean burrito, chicken dipper salad, corn, romaine salad.