As LISD students head back to the classroom, Lubbock health inspectors head into the cafeterias. They're checking to make sure your kids are eating in a clean and safe environment. NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin has the first progress report of the semester.
Out of the six school inspected this week, four kick off the school year with a great start!
Dupre Elementary at 2008 Avenue T, Iles Elementary at 2401 Date, Overton Elementary at 2902 Louisville and Ramirez Elementary at 702 Avenue T all get gold stars for their efforts - they had perfect health inspections.
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J B's Burgers at 2013 North Ash Avenue grilled up a perfect score this week, making them a NewsChannel 11 top performer.
Roscoe Wilson Elementary School at 2807 25th street had one violation.
And O.L. Slaton Junior High at 1600 32nd Street had two violations.
NewsChannel 11 contacted Aramark School Support Services, who manages all of LISD's kitchens, they released this comment: "Our top priority is to ensure that the food served at LISD is of the highest quality within the safest environment possible. We continuously train our managers and employees on proper techniques in food handling and food safety procedures. The violations that were found during the inspection were corrected on site."
Now on to our two low performing restaurants.
Inspectors cited Mi Tierra at 4102 34th Street with four critical violations.
We contacted the owners of Mi Tierra. They said, "A new employee was working when the inspector came in, that employee has since been fully trained." They also said, "They have gone over all procedures with employees, and (the violations) will not happen again." They say their customers come first and they always strive to have the best quality food possible.
Next we head to Pei Wei Asian Diner at 4210 82nd Street where inspectors found seven critical violations.
We contacted management at Pei Wei they said they could not comment on the violations or the health report. We also contacted Pei Wei's corporate office, they say a cooling unit and a heating unit went out right before the inspection. They say both were fixed before the inspector even left. The report shows all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.