Paris ISD students may soon receive free meals

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PARIS, TX -- Paris I.S.D. students may soon receive free meals, thanks to a new federal program.

The Community Eligibility Provision program allows schools that serve mainly low income families to offer free meals to all students.

To qualify at least 40-percent of the schools students must be eligible to receive free or reduced meals. Currently 80-percent of Paris I.S.D. students qualify.

"This just makes it a lot easier for the parent to provide a healthy breakfast in the morning and a healthy lunch in the afternoon for the kids," said Paris I.S.D. Superintendent Paul Jones.

The school board elected to table the program until more research and paperwork is done. They will bring the program back to the board next month for approval.

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