To Catch a Thief

September 2008
FoodService Director;9/15/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the installation of video cameras in six schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia in the fall of 2008. This is an effort to help curtail a long-fought battle against student food theft. Penny McConnell, director of food and nutrition services, estimates that theft during the last school year cost the district $1.2 million. The school board approved the pilot program in July, which will put several cameras in six schools for one year to see if theft is reduced.


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