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

Superintendent of Public Schools Chris Reykdal

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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Reader Comments(1)

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.


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