Wichita schools should feed its poor



July 25, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Once again, the Wichita school district plans to opt out of a program that would allow many schools to offer free meals to all students.

Once again, for the sixth year, district officials say logistical concerns, paperwork and questions about potential costs will prevent them from applying for the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal initiative designed to combat hunger at high-poverty schools.

Once again, Wichita remains reluctant to implement the free-meals-for-all option, which is working well in Topeka, Kansas City, Kan., Hutchinson and Derby.

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