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Free Meals for ALL Students
Free Meals for ALL Students
Mike Bell - Superintendent
Friday, September 04, 2020

FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ALL STUDENTS 

Beginning Next Tuesday, Sept. 8th

Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, The Fair Grove R-X School District will not charge any student for breakfast and lunch based on a recent press release from USDA where they stated, This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic".

IT IS STILL VERY IMPORTANT THAT FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS ARE TURNED IN because when this USDA program is over the school district will refer back to processed free & reduced meal applications in our system.  Plus, the Fair Grove R-X School District relies on free & reduced meal percentages for many other funding qualifications.

The school district is hopeful that this 100% free program will last through December 31, 2020, but funds could run out before that.  We will keep parents informed if the program is coming to an end sooner than December 31, 2020.

Extra meals (example: 2 trays for lunch) and snack items (ice cream, chips, etc.) will still be available at a charge.

If your student currently has a positive balance in their meal account that balance will carry forward to when the free meal program ends.

Please take the opportunity to celebrate days when you receive good news... and have a great Labor Day weekend!