Town urges all parents to seek free school lunch for their children


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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vermont — The head of the St. Johnsbury school district is urging all parents to seek free or reduced lunches for their children.

Superintendent Ranny Bledsoe says that if the form is returned for every student, no matter the parents' income, in the Vermont community the school will be eligible to offer free breakfast and lunch via government programming.

Bledsoe says she doesn't believe they'll be able to reach the goal this year, but they'd like to be able to do it for the 2015-2016 academic year.

She tells the Caledonian Record ( ) the state of Vermont uses the lunch forms to evaluate poverty and prosperity in schools.

So far this year, the district has received completed forms for 85 percent to 90 percent of students.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record,

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