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Board of education seeking candidates for May election

— —District cafeteria Director Deb Fernan gave an update on the state of Cazenovia school lunches in the face of new federal health standards. Fernan said the number of students purchasing of lunches has been “down drastically” during the past three months because of the new offerings — and the elimination of many past menu offerings — but it is improving “slowly.” She said the lunch program was recently inspected by the state education department and “passed with flying colors,” and that, despite some student unhappiness with the menu changes, nobody is leaving the cafeteria hungry. “There’s something for everybody there,” she said. She also invited parents and all community members to come in and see and sample the school lunches for themselves, and to contact her if there are any questions or concerns about the lunch program.

—The board adopted the district’s 2013-24 school calendar.

—The board approved overnight trips for agriculture students to attend a leadership program in Croghan, NY, from March 29 to 31, and for the high school academic decathlon team to travel to Minneapolis, Minn., to compete in the national AD competition after its win at states last week.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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