State law limits the situations in which a school district may charge superintendent or fiscal manager costs to its food service fund and the amount that may be charged:
That portion of superintendent and fiscal manager costs that can be documented as attributable to the food service program may be charged to the food service fund provided that the school district does not employ or contract with a food service director or other individual who manages the food service program, or food service management company. If the cost of the superintendent or fiscal manager is charged to the food service fund, the charge must be at a wage rate not to exceed the statewide average for food service directors as determined by the department.
For the “statewide average for food service directors” referred to in the statute, use the latest Minnesota wage information available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website. View BLS information on Minnesota wages by occupation code On the table of Minnesota wages by occupation, scroll down to the row for “Occupation Code 11-9051 - Food Service Manager” and find the “mean hourly wage.”