JCPS votes unanimously to provide free meals to 55K students

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 11 at 12:19 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Jefferson County Public Schools is voted on Tuesday night to approve new policy Tuesday that will provide free meals for more that 50,000 students.

The plan, which is being rolled out in several high-poverty school districts across the country, will provide 23,000 free breakfast and 12,000 free lunches to JCPS students each day regardless of their family's income.

Federal rules allow school districts to offer the free meals at schools that have a high percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced meals.

The plan lets 95 JCPS schools offer free meals and save families $100 to $700 per child each yea.

The JCPS Board voted unanimously to approve the plan.

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