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Plainfield Schools to Offer National Breakfast Program

Program will allow students who receive free or reduced-price lunches to get breakfast, too.

Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by District 202:

District 202 will serve breakfast through the national school lunch program at all of its elementary, middle and high schools by the end of the school year.

The District 202 Board of Education approved the additional service at its October 22, 2012 regular meeting. The new program will start at Plainfield South on Nov. 1, and will not cost the district anything.

Breakfast is already served ala carte at all four district high schools, said Angie Smith, assistant superintendent for business and operations. However, by serving it through the national school lunch program students approved for free or reduced-price lunch will also be able to get breakfast.

“Free” students would eat for $0, and “reduced” students would pay 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. 

The new breakfast program will be rolled out over the next several months, starting with the schools with the highest need, and high schools first.

“This is another way to help our families who are struggling because of the economy,” Smith said.

Breakfast will be $1.60 at the high schools and $1.50 at elementary and middle schools. Menus and other communications will be sent to each building a week or two before service begins. 

Families can apply for free and reduced meals by visiting the district website (www.psd202.org) and clicking on “Parents and Students,” or through their home school. Families that have already been approved do not need to reapply.

LMS October 26, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Yikes. I don't dislike you. I don't know you, just like you don't know me. I've commented on chicken coops, pensions, cell phones, Strack and Van Tils...mostly threads where I haven't seen you participate. Your first paragraph makes no sense to me. I don't resent you. Sometimes I disagree with you, sometimes I don't. I see your name and associate it with republican, Christianity, real estate (honestly don't remember why), and a strong sense of family based on past threads. I suppose the Christianity guess comes from that disgusting abortion sign thread. Keep score? No. To reiterate, we are strangers. On top of that, I'm busy. Anyone who's currently job hunting or plans to in the future would be wise to watch what could/would come up in a real name google search. That's not hiding, it's being intelligent. If you don't plan to job hunt again ever, I envy you and wish you joy on using your real name all over the internet. I've confirmed that our sons know each other, so I'm guessing one day we'll meet and you can tell me in person how awful I am. I don't have a sweeping opinion about your entire personality since I don't know you. Your original comments on this thread struck a nerve, and I responded. What you are doing to me now is actually a "personal attack", the sort of thing you condemn and wish to see monitored, but frankly- I don't care one way or the other. I write this off as two strangers strongly disagreeing on social services.
silentrippy October 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM
RB - You are extremely naive if you think that every business and builder will build outside this school disctrict to get a tax break. What do you think every new business is going to ask the district now that they are setting precedent? The district will eventually lose millions while they raise the property owners rates annually.
Julie Ferenzi October 26, 2012 at 02:56 PM
You know what LMS, you made me think. You haven't changed my mind, but you made me realize something. I have a long career of making it a priority to be found online, both as a blogger... and yes, a real estate agent and also a photographer. I am always careful about what I say, and I try to be careful about how I say it. That said, I am also passionate about my beliefs and this was a lesson for me that didn't change my mind on the topic, but rather how I interact with others. The comment that our sons know each other made me think twice about how we all live in the same community and yet we all use this forum to say mean things to one another. Now, I still have no idea who you are, or if our paths may or may not ever cross in person, but if they did I can assure our interaction in person would have transpired much differently in a face to face situation, if it were ever even to come up at all. You are right I should not have said I dislike you. That was childish, and I am not too proud to admit a mistake. I was guilty of saying something to someone I would not have otherwise said in person as well. My best friend and I purposely chose to refrain from talking about politics and religion and we have been best friends since we were 3 years old, and that is 33 years and counting now. I guess I just realized that discussing politics and social issues with strangers is only good for one thing, and that is to argue.
LMS October 26, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Thank you for this courteous reply. My guess is that we both have very similar values, but sometimes arrive at those values from different paths. I wouldn't have stated my original response so ~black & white~! strongly if I'd taken some time to think first (which I should always do). Specific situations have led me to have very strong views on this subject, but I should either publicly comment with a clearly constructive purpose in mind or keep quiet. I apologize for offending and/or upsetting you, and I hope I haven't discouraged you from commenting on political and social issues in whatever way you're most comfortable with. We may disagree on some things, but it's always though provoking to read dissenting views written intelligently and articulately. Whether we ever meet or not, I wish you well.
Julie Ferenzi October 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM
LMS, what were the chances? LOL... our sons would have to be such good friends, right? Well, you have a wonderful son, he's one of my favorites of all of Mark's friends. Well, we might not have the same ideology but we both have raised a nice family :o)

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