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Old 17 April 2015, 04:01 PM
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Icon23 Kids will eat free in Clarke schools

More Clarke County students will be eating breakfast and lunch in schools next year. The Clarke County School District plans to take advantage of a new “community eligibility provision” the U.S. Department of Agriculture began offering in Georgia last year. The provision allows school districts with high levels of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches to dispense with the paperwork and screening that some students have to complete to show they’re eligible for the program.

http://onlineathens.com/breaking-new...clarke-schools

As I understand the article, the program simply throws open the whole free lunch and breakfast program to all students. I would think that the savings in paperwork and determining eligibility would cover a large chunk of additional costs for the food and handling, if not covering it entirely.
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Old 17 April 2015, 06:44 PM
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Lots of schools around here do that. It's part of why you have to be cautious when using free or reduced lunch as a measure of poverty when doing applied research.
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