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District 211 Welcomes Long-term Benefits of New School Breakfast and Lunch Regulations

The average high school student is incredibly busy. When the first school buses arrive at 7:00 a.m., students start to prepare for their day. Between homework, extra curricular activities, athletics, and an after school job, students are constantly on the go until late in the evening. For many District 211 students, home is a place where they can refuel and recharge by grabbing whole, healthy meals to power them through their busy day. However, there are many students who do not have access to adequate food sources at home for several reasons. Among District 211’s 12,000-plus student population, more than 30 percent qualify for free and reduced ...

District 211 School Fees Remain Consistent for Seven Years Straight

In an effort to help families with educational costs, District 211’s Board of Education approved motions to not raise standard school fees. These fees have been consistent for the past seven years.   The six fees the Board approved at its January 17, 2013 meeting included: Transportation, Driver’s Education, Student Parking, Textbook and Instructional Supply, School Breakfast and Lunch, and Summer School. The only fee to see a slight increase since 2007-2008 is the school breakfast and lunch fee, but the cost for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program will remain the same.   “In recognition of the economic realities in our commun...