Whitson’s, Schools Come to Agreement for 4th Year Together

If School Committee members agree, Whitson’s will feed Haverhill’s students for a fourth year.

Superintendent James F. Scully is asking the committee to approve a one-year extension of the food services company’s contract.

According to the contract documents, Whitson’s guarantees to return a profit of $207,000 to the school district, minus the cost of repairs or expenses outside the company’s “reasonable control.”

The contract calls for the school department to pay roughly $150,000 in administrative and management costs.

The School Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Theodore A. Pelosi City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

Also on the agenda is the continued review of the superintendent’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal. Scully has submitted a plan to spend $179 million, which includes hiring several new teachers.