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Local School Districts Won’t Have to Pick Up Meal Tab For Now

NationalSchoolLunchWeek2013During the middle of National School Lunch Week, comes the return of federal funding for such programs.

College Station has 3,993 students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Director of Nutrition Diane Dahm says they were fine as long as the number who took advantage of the meals stayed low and there was a fund balance. CSISD also receives $318,000 dollars in food products from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to the Bryan school district website,  there was enough federal funding for several months, then the district could pay for breakfast and lunch for another three months. On average, Bryan ISD receives $42,000 dollars a day to help cover meal costs. And from the Bryan ISD’s Twitter page, about 75 percent of their more than 15,000 students are on free or reduced lunch.

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Posted by on Oct 17 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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