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Waterford school districts drop
federal lunch program

Journal Times [Racine WI], by Lindsay Bullock

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Posted By:smcchk, 3/24/2014 11:05:10 AM

WATERFORD — New federal requirements that foods sold in schools be healthier have some area school districts opting out of the federal lunch program that provides subsidies for serving free or reduced-price meals to low-income students. Opting out means the districts do not have to follow food healthiness requirements. But it also means the districts lose federal money that covers the cost of free and reduced-price meals for poorer students. The Waterford Graded and Waterford High School districts have weighed their options and decided they’d rather forego the money and serve what they want. They’ll continue to cover the costs

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Reply 1 - Posted by: twculver, 3/24/2014 11:46:33 AM     (No. 9781899)

It would be nice to see more state governments turning down federal dollars. That money is mostly wasted and undermines the private sector by bidding away qualified workers who can get better pay and perks on the federal payroll.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 3/24/2014 12:03:07 PM     (No. 9781936)

Hopefully this will be a lesson to other districts and on a larger scale, states. To shake off the yoke of federal oppresion will bring about not only freedom, but I bet a cheaper, healthier choice of foods.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 3/24/2014 2:08:47 PM     (No. 9782168)

As they say about selling dog food - the greatest advertising campaign is useless if the dogs won´t eat it.

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