Amid resignations, Danielsen says lunchroom issues in Watertown School District getting better (Audio)

November 9, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown School District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen (pictured) says food acquisition challenges that plagued the district this fall are getting better. 

Here’s what Danielsen told KWAT News following Monday night’s school board meeting…..

Some former nutrition services employees at Watertown High School don’t agree with Danielsen’s assessment that the problem has been acquiring food. Four of them, including Food Service Manager Mary Meyer, have turned in their resignations, which were accepted by the school board at Monday night’s meeting.

Meyer, who had a 34 year career in school nutrition, was at an October 11th Watertown School Board meeting to voice her concerns about the situation, but Danielsen said because it was a personnel matter involving the district’s nutrition services director, no public conversations would take place.