The issue of long lines in the lunchroom are beginning to clear up. The first two days of school, several Bay County cafeterias had lines so long some students had to be served after the bell.
"Obviously the first day of school is crazy. Lots of kids didn't know which lunch to go to. We're on a new 7 period schedule. So there were mixed lunches," says Principal Sandra Harrison of Mosley High School.
Wednesday at Mosley, the lines were clear before the bell rang. Chartwells says they're already making progress, but if necessary they will make changes.
Administrators say the cafeteria chaos is beginning to settle down.
"It was much smoother today. Lunch lines. We're five minutes til the bell, the lunch lines are empty. Kids are eating. They're starting to wander around cuz they're done. It was much better today," says Harrison.
Chartwells School Dining, the company hired to privately run food services, says even after three days they're making progress.
"We're on track right now to get all the kids who are interested in having a lunch today through the line in about 15-16 minutes. So I think we're making a lot of progress even after three days," says Eugenie Caroselli with Chartwells. "There's really no limit to what we can and cant do. It we need a remote feeding area. Than that's what well do. If we need to open more lines, than that's what we'll do."
The company says it is working with each school to see what adjustments are necessary where.
"I think after about 2 weeks of steadying ourselves and understanding what the efficiencies are is when we'll be making those decisions because we do need to work with each schools administration as well," says Caroselli.
Chartwells says while they may have run out of one food option, they are making adjustments to these demands. There will always more than one food option.