(a) Before February 15, 2013, the City Administrator shall transmit to the Council and to the Healthy Schools and Youth Commission a comprehensive food services plan that shall include:
(1) A plan to reduce the cost of providing food services in the District of Columbia Public Schools (“DCPS”), without reducing the quality, taste, or nutritional standards of the food being served, including an:
(A) Examination of how similar jurisdictions provide food services in schools;
(B) Explanation of the cost drivers in the DCPS food services program;
(C) Accounting of:
(i) The local funds subsidies (net losses) required by federal programs for each year since fiscal year 2007, including the total subsidy per year and the subsidy per meal served per year;
(ii) Whether the District has received all of the rebates, credits, and other funds owed by its current food-service vendors;
(D) An evaluation of whether preparing meals internally without an outside vendor would reduce costs; and
(E) An implementation plan and timeline for the DCPS food services program to become cost-neutral;
(2) An analysis of the efficiencies and savings that could be gained by combining the food services programs in:
(A) The Department of Corrections;
(B) The Department of Human Services;
(C) The Department of Mental Health;
(D) The Department of Parks and Recreation;
(E) The District of Columbia Public Schools;
(F) The Office of Aging; and
(G) Other agencies;
(3) An analysis of whether a centralized food services program could offer public charter schools the opportunity to purchase meals from it, instead of from a private vendor; and
(4) An analysis of how the District’s food service programs can become more sustainable.
(b) The City Administrator shall be assisted in preparing the plan required by subsection (a) of this section by the:
(1) District of Columbia Public Schools;
(2) Office of the State Superintendent of Education;
(3) Department of General Services;
(4) Mayor’s Office of Budget and Finance;
(5) Council’s Budget Office;
(6) Office of the Chief Financial Officer; and
(7) City Administrator.
Effect of Amendments
The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 added this section.
Applicability of D.C. Law 22-240: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-240 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(l) of D.C. Law 22-240 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.
For temporary addition of section, see § 4062(g) of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290), applicable as of June 20, 2012.
Section 4063 of D.C. Law 19-168 provided that § 4062 of the act shall apply as of June 20, 2012.