Indianapolis Public Schools board members approved free breakfast and lunch across the district at a meeting Tuesday evening.
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Public Schools board members approved free breakfast and lunch across the district at a meeting Tuesday evening.
The free meals will go into effect starting with the 2014-2015 school year.
School board just approved universal FREE breakfast & lunch across the entire district. pic.twitter.com/XKJk0zN4rB— IPS (@IPSSchools) May 28, 2014
School board just approved universal FREE breakfast & lunch across the entire district. pic.twitter.com/XKJk0zN4rB
In the past, the Free and Reduced Lunch Program was based on family income. But now, under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), schools in low-income areas will offer meals to all students.
Under the agreement, IPS will serve kids in the CEP-designated schools free breakfast and lunch for up to four years.
The IPS school board also voted Tuesday night to expand the pre-K program. By next year, IPS officials hope to enroll 1,400 kids into the pre-K program that will now be offered at 24 schools.
IPS leaders want kids from low-income families to have access to early education. Officials said it will cost about $2 million to expand the pre-K program.
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