Tell the School District of Waukesha to Opt-In for Federal Free Meals

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Tell the School District of Waukesha to Opt-In for Federal Free Meals

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Alliance for Education in Waukesha started this petition to School District of Waukesha

"During the new school year, Wisconsin public school students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch regardless of their family’s income, unless they are in the Waukesha School District.

According to the Department of Public Instruction, Waukesha is the only district in the state to turn down a special federal free meals program.

The pandemic prompted the USDA to offer school districts an extension of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) meals program. The SSO program makes all students eligible for free lunch, instead of students needing to qualify for free or reduced meals based on income."

https://www.wuwm.com/2021-08-23/waukesha-is-only-wisconsin-school-district-to-opt-out-of-federal-free-meals-program?fbclid=IwAR1v5s4VrfYbrTVOsMTSn9_Zgy8t2LXgZ1ZGR8-wzPSdVw2i1_dej-42VUw

There is still time to reverse this decision. The School District of Waukesha's Board of Education MUST call an emergency meeting to vote to reinstate this federal meal program to provide meals to ALL students during this pandemic. 

This is not a taxpayer issue, these dollars have already been spent. Parents should not be blamed and shamed. Nourishment is an issue for all children. Our students deserve more than a cheese sandwich and milk. 

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