James Buchanan school cafeterias fail...

James Buchanan school cafeterias fail health inspections

There are 73 comments on the Public Opinion story from Feb 26, 2010, titled James Buchanan school cafeterias fail health inspections. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The kitchens at James Buchanan High School and Middle School failed the most recent health department inspections, with the state citing mouse droppings near food and other violations.

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WHAT

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Feb 26, 2010
Why are they still serving food when they have mouse droppings like that???
Felix the Cat

Elliottsburg, PA

#2 Feb 26, 2010
If given the opportunity I would take care of those mouses.
Agree

Biglerville, PA

#3 Feb 26, 2010
WHAT wrote:
Why are they still serving food when they have mouse droppings like that???
"The only way the nice would have posed a problem would
be if there appeared to be an infestation of them."
Did you not totally read the article? This is the time
of year you could even find one in your house. Would
you shut down your kitchen if you found a mouse, but
if you had an infestation, I bet you wouldn't eat
til the pest control came. If the school food service
told the food management company - were they taking
care of the problem?
Fatback

Shippensburg, PA

#4 Feb 26, 2010
The management of this food service company needs to be held accountable. School cafeterias are huge moneymakers. Take a local school district for example, they serve cappuchino every morning. The school district administration needs held accountable as well because they are the ones that decided to outsource everything. Sometimes cheaper isn't better. However the food svc company will spin the story using fancy wording and all will blow over.
Harmon 32

Bay Saint Louis, MS

#5 Feb 26, 2010
Did they cook the mice?
Curious

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Feb 26, 2010
How are animals using the roof latch to gain entry? Pretty smart critters!
Section R

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Feb 26, 2010
This is Bush's fault - if the inspection would have taken place when he was president it would not have gotten this bad.
Tastiness

Spring Grove, PA

#9 Feb 26, 2010
On the menu today...parsley potatoes, creamed corn and slice of mice.
Close

Mercersburg, PA

#10 Feb 26, 2010
So the person at the top should take responsibility for this mouse activity, and no one else. The old "buck stops here". It's time for the School Board to reassess its leader, the Superintendent. The folks who live in the country know that there is never one mouse, that just does not happen. Close the cafeterias, have the kids bring bag lunches ! Or have a contractor bring in lunches for the gang, until the place is clean again. While we are talking, how about the Superintendent investigated for not allowing our kids to use the TWEP facility ! Apparently the assessment testing is more important than anything else in this school district. The kids aren't learning as they have in the past, the teachers have to teach to the tests. WRONG ! Ms. Erb let our kids learn from our great teachers, let the teachers teach. The kids will learn the basics, the right way and will be able to pass the tests. So let us recap, Ms. Erb. Get rid of the dirty cafeterias and their mice AND let the teachers teach our kids without the pressure of having to teach to the tests.
CRT

Chambersburg, PA

#11 Feb 26, 2010
It's called "lack of supervision"! School administrators and supervisors are responsible, not the underpaid and overworked cafeteria employees!
Lovely

Blain, PA

#12 Feb 26, 2010
So who isent doing their job ? Wherever they keep their food should be swept and mopped everyday!!! Sounds to me its a case of someone being lazy! All food that is stored in a pantry should be stored in plastic containers. This district dosent have a problem spending money on other things that are not needed so spend it on something that YOU do need!
Disgusted

Greencastle, PA

#13 Feb 26, 2010
This is disgusting. I feel sorry for this district and the children, they have no money and the schools are in horrible condition. Someone better wake up and do something. I wouldn't dream of having my child in Tuscarora School District due to the lack resources and competent facilities.
bst

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Feb 26, 2010
Good grief. What kind of a dump is that school? With all the other problems...and now this...they should shutter the place.
Fatback

Shippensburg, PA

#15 Feb 26, 2010
Close wrote:
So the person at the top should take responsibility for this mouse activity, and no one else. The old "buck stops here". It's time for the School Board to reassess its leader, the Superintendent. The folks who live in the country know that there is never one mouse, that just does not happen. Close the cafeterias, have the kids bring bag lunches ! Or have a contractor bring in lunches for the gang, until the place is clean again. While we are talking, how about the Superintendent investigated for not allowing our kids to use the TWEP facility ! Apparently the assessment testing is more important than anything else in this school district. The kids aren't learning as they have in the past, the teachers have to teach to the tests. WRONG ! Ms. Erb let our kids learn from our great teachers, let the teachers teach. The kids will learn the basics, the right way and will be able to pass the tests. So let us recap, Ms. Erb. Get rid of the dirty cafeterias and their mice AND let the teachers teach our kids without the pressure of having to teach to the tests.
I agree. This is another embarassment for a once solid district. However, don't think that the problems associated with testing are isolated to your district. It's most places. If it doesn't appear on the test, its not important. Your children may graduate with the ability to complete tasks similar to whats on the tests but they aren't receiving much else instruction. Think it is the teachers fault, its not. Look higher.
Thor

Cresson, PA

#16 Feb 26, 2010
Is anyone really suprised to hear this? Once again, the lack of simple maintenance and proffesional diligence has resulted in a more costly problem. When are we going to address the real problem here and fire the do nothing simpletons that create these fiascos?
Jim

Hagerstown, MD

#17 Feb 26, 2010
Hey, why not take the mice out the track? We TSD taxpayers spared no money on that important project. And didn't we hire a building supervior who was going to take care of all these types of issues? Again, money well spent - way to to Ms. Erb and so much for accountability.
Bled Dry in Tuscarora

Chambersburg, PA

#18 Feb 26, 2010
But how does this problem get fixed?

Answer:
I smell another tax increase coming, LOL!!
Really

Jersey Shore, PA

#20 Feb 26, 2010
These two schools are in the middle of farm fields. Of COURSE they're going to have mice. The question will be how they are dealing with it. Article said they have a pest control company who wasn't doing it's job and they asked to have the employees replaced because they weren't doing their job. Sounds reasonable and responsible. Now the school needs to come down on the food service company to make sure they do their job. We'll see how the school handles it from here...
Una

Chambersburg, PA

#21 Feb 26, 2010
PACK YOUR LUNCH!
Fatback

Shippensburg, PA

#22 Feb 26, 2010
Yes, definitely pack your lunch. Inmates get better food than kids do. Also...if you think its healthy food being served, you are grossly mistaken. Oh yeah, there is a salad bar but also sugary drinks, french fries, and a whole slew of other non-healthy choices. Look at our youth, most could use to skip a meal or so.

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