Taylorville Kindergarten through 4th grade students have been provided a free breakfast and lunch each school day this year thanks to the CEP program put into place for this school year. The CEP program was one topic of discussion at Monday night’s Taylorville School Board meeting. Taylorville District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says the program has seen better than expected results through the first semester.
Fuerstenau says the program was projected to run at a loss for the district this year, but so far, that hasn’t happened.
The number of elementary students eating school-provided meals has significantly increased so far this school year.
Fuerstenau says the students eating breakfast provides a better learning environment.
Elementary school consolidation was also a point of discussion Monday night. The district presented a report on how bus routes would be affected by bussing third and fourth grade students to Stonington. The board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday the 16th at 7 p.m. for more discussion on consolidation.