Every student in McGraw Central School District will get free breakfast and lunch this school year, thanks to a special Community Eligibility Provision through the Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program.
Students are now automatically eligible for the free meals, regardless of household income and with no application needed.
District officials say the program can potentially save families over $600 per child/per year if they take advantage of
both the free breakfast and lunch each day.
Additionally, the school district says it also purchased school supplies for the students in its elementary school.
No school supply lists will be going home. Teachers will have all necessary items in their classrooms on the first day
of school. Backpacks and personal items are the only things families will need to provide for school.
McGraw Superintendent Melinda McCool:
“The McGraw Community is extremely supportive of the school district. The District Leadership believes in searching out programs and support to ensure that all of the children are on a level playing field.
As a small rural school, McGraw is always looking for new opportunities to provide the best
possible school experience for our children.”