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Ritenour School District Announces Retirement of Director of Child Nutrition Services

Patty Poretti Patty Poretti, Ritenour’s longtime director of child nutrition services, has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2019, after serving the district for 19 years. The Ritenour Board of Education accepted her retirement at its March 14 meeting.

As Director of Ritenour Child Nutrition Services, Poretti has led the district’s commitment to providing nutritious and delicious food for students.  Ritenour schools proudly serve thousands of breakfasts and lunches each day to over 6,300 children.  Under her leadership, the district offers free breakfast and lunch to all students as part of the Community Eligibility Provision.  A 1975 Ritenour High School graduate, Poretti’s vision for high quality and strong customer service has resulted in many improvements to the Child Nutrition Services Department, including convenient online payments, innovative and interactive menus, food bars featuring fruit and vegetables, grab and go after-school meals for high school students and strong financial management allowing for very economical meal costs.  

“Each day, Patty goes above and beyond to make sure all Ritenour students are provided healthy, nutritious meals,” said Ritenour Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride.  “Her commitment to excellence is beyond compare and her strong customer service skills are much appreciated.  Although we will miss her leadership and professionalism, we wish Patty the best in her well-earned retirement.”