- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) - The Rockingham County School Board has decided it can no longer support a free meal program in all schools.

WFMY-TV reports (https://on.wfmy.com/1SnRlTH) that some Rockingham County schools will stop offering the Community Eligibility Provision program in February 2016. The program allows high-poverty schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students.

A news release from Rockingham County Schools says 16 schools in the district don’t meet the requirements to receive full reimbursement. Students who attend those schools will be required to purchase breakfast and lunch unless they otherwise qualify for assistance.

Without assistance, the cost of breakfast is $2.00 and the cost of lunch is $3.00.

The release says the board will “continue to evaluate participation in the CEP program at each school.”


Information from: WFMY-TV, https://www.wfmynews2.com/

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