Just to clarify a point.
Fayette County Schools did feed all students for free last year, and it was a very popular and worthwhile program. The reason that it was not continued this year is that it cost the county over $660,000 in funds that we simply don’t have. It had nothing to do with parents filling out the meal application or anything that principals did or didn’t do.
It was a great program and much-needed in the county, so we looked for a funding source and put what the universal free meals program cost the county into the levy for the citizens to consider. Providing nutritious meals is important to the students in Fayette County Schools.
Citizens should read what the levy provides for our schools and students and then carefully consider what is in the best interests of the students of Fayette County.
Child Nutrition Director,
Fayette County Schools
Read what Fayette school levy does
Just to clarify a point.
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Rousing conclusion to summer reading program
The Lively Family Amphitheater turned into one big science laboratory Tuesday.
Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives
Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”
The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.
Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1
Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.
Theater to hold auditions
Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.
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Free concert series
The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.
Energy Express open house set
Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Explore town’s rail heritage
Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.
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