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October 1, 2020
 

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Ada school begins serving free breakfast and lunch

This program was extended to all schools as a response to economic concerns brought on for many families by the COVID-19 pandemic

Ada Schools will participate in the federal meal program that will temporarily offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, according to Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent. The program begins Thursday, Sept. 10.

"This program is expected to run through the end of the calendar year, Dec. 31," said the superintendent.

"If we get word that the program is terminating sooner, we will alert families immediately. This program was extended to all schools as a response to economic concerns brought on for many families by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Students who have balances on their accounts will have those balances retained until we resume paid lunches.  Balances can be used in the meantime for additional ala cart menu items beyond the basic lunch.

Students who were qualified for free and reduced lunches in the last school year and will wish to maintain that status when this programs ends, must fill out a free and reduced form by the end of September.  

This will allow for school fees to be waived for those students for this school year.  Forms have been mailed to households who qualified last year.  To request a new form, email Ms. Ann Hersey, Ada cafeteria supervisor, at herseya@adabulldogs.org.

She reminds families who have activated an automatic replenish feature on Pay For It, to turn that feature off until the free lunch/breakfast initiative ends.