School board approves offering free meals at end of school year

The Madison Central School District will not charge students to eat school lunch on the last five days of the school year this year.  School board members approved the plan during their meeting last evening to not charge students for meals, and also allow parents and staff members to eat for free during that time as well.  

Business Manager Mitchell Brooks said it’s something the district can do to help out the district’s food service account.  

Brooks said that currently there are an average of five-to-seven staff members who eat school lunch each day, so offering to also let the staff and parents eat meals for free during that time could help make them more familiar with what the school lunch program has to offer.  Board president Tom Farrell supported the idea.

Brooks estimated the total cost of not charging for the meals for the last five days of the school year to be around 11-thousand-500-dollars.