Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District – School Lunch Operations (2015M-172)

Issued Date
November 22, 2017

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine whether District officials ensured that meals offered to students were nutritious and prepared economically for the period July 1, 2013 through February 13, 2015.


The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District is located in the Towns of Afton, Bainbridge, Coventry, Guilford, Norwich and Oxford in Chenango County; the Town of Sanford in Broome County; the Towns of Masonville and Sidney in Delaware County; and the Town of Unadilla in Otsego County. The District is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education. Budgeted appropriations for the school lunch fund for the 2014-15 fiscal year were $501,900.

Key Findings

  • The District is serving nutritious meals to its students and the meals are prepared economically.
  • The District’s productivity level for meals per labor hour (MPLH) is below industry averages.

Key Recommendations

  • Continue to closely monitor cafeteria operational costs and control costs, where possible.
  • Monitor the MPLH and consider taking measures to move toward the industry standard for MPLH.