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All MPS Students to get No-Cost Meals for 2015-2016 School Year

 All students enrolled in Montgomery Public Schools in the upcoming school year will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. The system is participating in a state and federal program called the Community Eligible Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The program allows school districts in Alabama with a 40 percent or higher poverty ratio to participate in the program.

“Studies have shown that children who receive proper nutrition perform better in school,” said MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen. “Many of our families live below the poverty line. Even those that don’t may skip meals to save money. This will ensure learning won’t suffer because a student is hungry at school.”

There are no forms for parents to fill out. Students will continue to use their student numbers at checkout for each meal, but no funds will be needed in the student’s account unless they want extra food items.  Students will be charged for any additional items, like an extra milk or entrée.

Additional student meals will be charged the established price of $1.00 for student breakfast, $1.75 for Elementary student lunch, and $2.00 for Junior and High School student lunch. A la carte item prices will also remain the same as last year.

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