This year, Kindergarten through 4th grade in Taylorville have been provided free breakfast and lunches each day thanks to the federal CEP program. The Taylorville School Board voted to expand the program to include 5th through 8th graders at Taylorville Junior High School at March’s school board meeting.
Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. He says elementary student participation projections for the program this year have exceeded expectations.
Fuerstenau says the school board wants to expand the program to make sure every student K through 8 has a nutritious meal in their system at all points of the school day.
Fuerstenau says the program is a win-win for students and parents along with the teachers and the school district.