The Newburgh Enlarged City School District announced on Aug. 31 that the entire district will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. The district is taking advantage of the federal Community Eligibility Provision program, which allows children in high poverty areas to eat for free.
In order to apply for free school meals in the past, schools would have to collect and process individual applications for free and reduced-price meals.
“Healthier students perform better academically. We are working to ensure that hunger does not stand in the way of any child’s potential for excellence,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla in a press release.
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