Every student in Cleveland City Schools to get free meals next year

Every student in Cleveland City Schools to get free meals next year

May 7th, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

All 5,200 students in Cleveland City Schools can leave their breakfast and lunch money at home come next school year.

"You walk into school, you eat and we're very excited about that," Director of Schools, Dr. Martin Ringstaff says.

The federal government helps pay for the Community Eligibility Program. School systems with more than 40 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch qualify for the program. In Cleveland, that's all schools.

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