Good News for Milwaukee Public School Students: MPS Launches Universal Free Breakfast
Good news for tens of thousands of children enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools who used to start the school day hungry: MPS is rolling our free breakfast in more of it’s schools this year.
For the 2006-07 school year, a million dollars has been set aside by MPS to make breakfast available to students in more schools. Already, 97 principals out of a potential 200 have committed to meeting the few requirements of the program….
…The breakfasts will be available in either a bag or a small box, and will be accompanied by a carton of 2% milk. The meals will be delivered directly to the classroom, and children will eat them at their desks
Wisconsin has traditionally ranked dead last in participation in the National School Breakfast Program, and this should do something to turn that around on top of providing a healthy start to the day and a more productive learning environment to boot.