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Number of students living in poverty means free breakfast and lunch at Streator High School

Posted by wlpo on August 8, 2015

The cost of sending your child to school adds up in a hurry. One cost you don’t have to worry about at Streator High School is breakfast and lunch.

The high school will offer free breakfast and lunch to all of its students this school year thanks to a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision. Streator superintendent Matt Seaton said once a school reaches a certain percentage of low-income students, it becomes available for the free meals program.

The high school district became eligible last year, and the school board voted in April to go ahead and apply for the program. Streator will remain eligible for the program for at least the next five years.

Students can pick from four free lunch options every day. Ale carte items can still be bought separately.

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