Fargo Public School students to get free meals

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Fargo Public Schools says every student will receive free meals for the start of the upcoming school year. This includes all students, no matter their income level or if they are in the classroom or taking part in distance learning.

The free meals will come from funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), as the country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an extension of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will last through as late at December 31, 2020 or until available federal funding runs out. Fargo Public Schools is still awaiting more guidance from the USDA.

Fargo Public Schools will continue to track when students eat breakfast or lunch. Students will log their meals by using their student lunch account number as normal. Current funds in a student account

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WA school districts won’t be denied transportation funding for delivery of meals, materials

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School districts in Washington state returning to school with remote learning this fall will no longer have pay back transportation funding for not busing students.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation on Wednesday that allows districts to use its transportation funding, which is provided up-front at the beginning of the school year based on previous per-pupil head counts, for the following:

The delivery of learning materials, including but not limited to, workbooks, homework packets, paper assignments and other tangible instructional materials.

The delivery of meals.

The delivery of hardware, wifi hotspots, or other technology solutions that increase student access to remote learning or online curriculum.

The transportation of students to and from learning centers or other public or private agencies where educational and support services are provided to students.

Superintendents across the state voiced concern earlier this month that they would have to pay back the funding due to restrictions

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