School Funding Impacted by Universal Free Lunches


Aidan Sims, Writer

Many of our students have decided to eat school lunch and/or breakfast because it’s free this school year. 

All lunches are free because the school system does not want to put excess strain on families who may have already experienced financial hardship this year because of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. As said by our principal Sylvia Lambert, “It is nice to know that all students can eat two meals at school at no cost to the student or the parent this school year.”

The school system needs those who have had free or reduced lunches in the past to apply this year to ensure funding for other programs. This funding helps provide discounts for college application fees, discounts for AP Tests, athletics, and access to internet services and network programs. 

You can fill out the free or reduced lunch application from this link: