This week is back-to-school time in Boston Public Schools (BPS), and we’re excited to be working in 18 schools across the city! Check out where you can find City Connects in Boston here. Across the US, according to IES, about 50.1 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools beginning this fall.
Today, BPS announced it would be providing universal free lunch to all students, regardless of their income level. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said in a Boston Globe article (“Without paperwork, school lunch free in Boston“):
“Every child has a right to healthy, nutritious meals in school, and when we saw a chance to offer these healthy meals at no cost to them, we jumped at the chance. This takes the burden of proof off our low-income families and allows all children, regardless of income, to know healthy meals are waiting for them at school every day.”
For more information:
- See what BPS’s interim superintendent John McDonough has to say about the new academic year: BPS Interim Superintendent: School District, Boston Must ‘Move Forward’
- Read the BPS press release about school lunch here
- On Twitter, follow Boston Public Schools @BostonSchools and Mayor Menino @MayorTomMenino