Superintendent wants return to free school meals
Edmonds School District: 'We want students to spend their energy on learning, not stressing about basic needs'
Last updated 9/14/2022 at 10:01pm
Federal waivers have ended and hundreds of thousands of students in school are expected to again pay for meals during the school day.
Under a proposal announced Sept. 8 by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, all of Washington...
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Deborah Arthur writes:
No, I say if people can afford food they should feed their children at home in the morning and pay for their lunch at school or send a lunch with them. For those who cannot afford this then I am fine with feeding at school free or having a spot where an adequate breakfast and lunch can be provided and taken to school with them. I don' believe in giving things away to those who can easily afford them. But I do feel strongly in favor of feeding those who cannot. If you feel stigma is an issues well it already is unfortunately. So that is why we have a place to distribute. Food given or donations to restaurants etc who will participate.
09/16/2022, 6:34 pm