Looks like Seattle schools are facing some budget challenges this year, since they are doing the right thing by telling Coca-Cola to piss off and instead finding alternatives to sugar-water vending machines. This bit in particular caught my eye:
The beverage vending contract with Coca-Cola had been lucrative for the district, netting $315,000 last year for middle and high schools. A new contract with Summit Vending is expected to bring in far less: about $135,000 this year. Raising enough money to cover that loss will be a challenge, PTSA Seattle Council President Sherry Carr said.
With a money crunch like this, I’d imagine that these schools are having to cut back on lots of programs. Gee, I wonder if any sports programs will be scaled back? Surely they’d be willing to cut the sports budget along with the music program and other things. Hah! Oh, that’s a good one. I almost fooled myself for a moment there! Whew…..