Feds to pay for breakfast
JANESVILLE--The Janesville School District plans to take over the free-breakfast programs run by churches and other volunteer groups for many years.
The announcement has raised questions and consternation among volunteers.
School officials said Wednesday they still welcome volunteers in the schools, and they expect that the federal Universal Free Breakfast program will pay the entire cost of the school-run breakfast program.
The move affects breakfast clubs at Adams, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Roosevelt, Washington and Wilson elementary schools.
Jackson, Madison and Wilson schools also have the federal breakfast program running side-by side with the clubs. Four elementary schools that don’t have free breakfast now will offer it under the federal program.
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