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Students at Graves Co. schools may eat breakfast, lunch for free

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Graves County School District’s seven elementary schools, Gateway Academy High School and Graves County Middle School have qualified for a relatively new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

It’s called the “Community Eligibility Provision.” The federal government has granted the status to those schools for the 2015-16 school year.

“This is great news for parents and their children,” said Shelina McClain, Graves County’s nutrition director. “All enrolled students at Gateway as well as Graves County’s elementary and middle schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to their household each day.”

Four Graves County schools were eligible for the program and took advantage of it during the 2014-15 school year: Lowes, Wingo, and Central elementary schools, as well as Gateway Academy High School.

Schools added for 2015-16 include Graves County Middle School as well as Fancy Farm, Farmington, Sedalia and Symsonia elementary schools.

McClain said it’s possible Graves County High School could qualify for and sustain the same status in the future. To learn more, phone (270) 674-1547 or (270) 328-1547.

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