He promised, however, that the cost for the new position would come out of the school meals program fund, which is separate from the school budget and is self-sustaining, and would not result in a hike in meal prices.
“I can assure each and every one of you here: This is in no way, shape or form going to affect the current pricing structure for the program,” he said. “I don’t even need to consider that at this point.”
Vespa said he has received a number of resumes and has talked with a couple candidates. A chef’s position was approved two years ago by the School Committee, he said, but an assistant director of nutrition position would have to be approved.
Follow Douglas Moser on Twitter @EagleEyeMoser. To comment on stories and see what others are saying, log on to eagletribune.com.