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Several panhandle schools qualify for free meals for all students

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Nearly 100 Nebraska schools are eligible to serve free student meals under a new “community eligibility provision”.

The Nebraska Department of Education says schools in high-poverty communities will receive funding to provide meals to *all* students free-of-charge.
In years past, eligibility was determined by the financial situation for each students family.

This allows qualifying schools with at least 40 percent of low-income children to feed students. The goal is to reduce the stigma associated with school meals, and potentially save administrative costs.

Qualifying schools in the panhandle include Lakeside School in the Gordon-Rushville school district, as well as Lincoln Heights and Roosevelt Elementary Schools in Scottsbluff.

For a full list of eligible schools:
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