September 11, 2020
To: Students, Parents, & Guardians
Re: Free Meals
Greetings Chadron Public Schools Parents, Patrons, and Students:
We are excited to send out some great news: Starting September 14, 2020 through potentially December 2020, All students regardless of economic status will receive free meals at Chadron Public Schools. Money is provided by the CARES Act and could possibly be depleted before the end of December. The USDA has given guidance that schools may extend the Summer Meal Program in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch served through our school food program. Seconds and ala carte items will be charged to your child’s account.
This guidance came September 1, 2020 and our application was filed. Thus allowing us to start this great benefit on September 14, 2020. I encourage you to have your students eat at school. Meals served prior to this were charged at our normal prices. Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch forms as normal. These numbers allow us to apply for and reap other benefits.
Chadron Public Schools hopes that this news comes as a pleasant surprise and helps each family financially through these unprecedented times.
Ginger L. Meyer, Superintendent