TSS Offers

Training Programs for Classified Leaders


Working under the supervision of the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent, Business Services or CBO, a District Nutrition Services Director plans, organizes and directs the School District’s food services, child nutrition and summer feeding programs. Provides timely delivery of high quality meals and services to students. Responsible for planning and supervising food service operations, increasing food quality and student participation levels.

This comprehensive training program will cover, among others, the following topics:

Food Service Operations

  • Meal preparation and presentation of quality student meals
  • Increasing student participation and monitoring free and reduced meal program
  • Quality control procedures of food and meals
  • Acquisition of equipment and quality food products
  • Oversight of special food service functions including conferences, dinners and banquets
  • Establishment of food preparation, sanitation and handling procedures
  • Development of facility design and remodeling
  • Central Kitchen – Pros and Cons


  • State and Federal regulations/requirements
  • Training and monitoring of staff and school sites staff for understanding of principles of nutrition
  • Planning and development of healthy school menu
  • Federal funding mandated report
  • Implementation of nutritional dietary requirements
  • Eating Fresh – Farm to School
  • New trends in Student Nutrition


  • Preparation and review of annual budget and financial data
  • Student participation revenue projections
  • Financial stability
  • Cost and Consumption Control


  • Identifying, recruiting and selecting staff
  • Working within the constraints of a collective bargaining agreement
  • Providing trade appropriate training opportunities for employees
  • Effective supervision, evaluation and discipline processes
  • How to find employees to staff assignments with short hours

Communications / Community Relations

  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Collaboration with community members, groups, and parents
  • Media inquiries and requests
  • Working with the District Wellness Advisory Committee
  • Relationships with Child Nutrition Program oversight agencies, local food vendors, local farmers, and external agencies


  • Preparing and presenting agenda items to the board
  • Being a supportive and contributing member of the management teams
  • Confidentiality and maintaining confidence
  • Respecting and implementing a team decision and agenda
  • Understanding your role in teaching and learning processes
  • Different management styles, core values and their impact on relationships



Program Dates for 2018 *



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