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