Ironton City Schools begin free meal program

Published 12:37 am Sunday, August 30, 2015

Superintendent of Ironton City Schools Dean Nance received approval Friday to begin serving free breakfast and lunch to all of the district’s students.

“We applied for it when we first were aware of it,” Nance said. “We submitted the application and were made aware today (Friday) that we were approved. It’s going to start Monday.”

Ironton joins South Point, Rock Hill and Symmes Valley Schools in offering free breakfast and lunch through programs provided by the Community Eligibility Provision.

Nance said he believes this is the first year that Ironton City Schools qualified to be reimbursed for the meals so that the district didn’t have to charge to eat.

“We’ve only been able to offer reduced or free lunches to students that qualified. Now, there’s no requirement,” Nance said. “It’s rewarding for the parents and it’s a great opportunity for our students to know that they’ll all receive breakfast and lunch everyday at no charge.”