Kirby Smith Middle School is a diverse and historic magnet school located in the Urban Core of Jacksonville, in Florida. Due to the school’s growing enrollment additional cafeteria space was needed to accommodate the school. The school’s age and structural composition made adding square footage prohibitive. The DCPS Food service department programmed excess NSLP funds to complete a full remodel of an adjacent science lab to increase dining and serving space.
Westside High School is a diverse large High School located on the westside of Jacksonville in Florida. Westside was struggling to get kids fed with only two full reimbursable lines and one recently added salad and cold sandwich line. In being recently renamed Westside high school the district was in the process of re-branding the school and a robust food service project had clearly become a way to support and collaborate with the overall school improvement efforts. This project was designed with district-wide equity in mind for food service remodel projects.
Fletcher High School is located in Neptune Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville in Florida and is part of the Duval County Public Schools district. Seniors and Juniors were allowed to leave campus for lunch due to an inadequate number of serving lines for expedient service and a less appealing environment in comparison to dozens of retail food establishments within a two-mile radius of the campus. The DCPS Food Service Department programmed excess NSLP funds to complete a full remodel of the cafeteria, kitchen, and adjacent courtyard spaces.