Report On Student Breakfasts Given To School Board

Report On Student Breakfasts Given To School Board

Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees were updated on the latest numbers of kids in the district that are participating in their breakfast program.

District Business Manager Matt Ramey told the board when the district started their breakfast program back in August/September of 2013, they had 88 kids participating in the program. Those kids were at Meadowlark Elementary, Cloud Peak Elementary, Clear Creek Middle School and Kaycee School, but not Buffalo High School.

Since The beginning of the year, the number of kids participating in the program have increased, district-wide, to 147 and is continuing to show slow, continued growth.

Those numbers equate to 2,503 kids served on average per month.

Forty-five percent of those are free breakfasts in the USDA Program, according to Ramey, and eleven percent are reduced-price meals. Fifty-six percent of those eating breakfast are free or reduced-price, and 44 percent are regular-priced breakfasts paid by the students' family.

Board member Greg Haas wondered what percentage of free or reduced-price kids were actually eating breakfast with this program. His was concerned that meals may be available to them that are not being used.
The information will be looked into and brought back to a future school board meeting.

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