Students attending Rome Public Schools in Floyd County won’t have to pay for their food during the 2014-2015 school year.
Rome City Schools qualifies for a USDA-sponsored program that funds the free lunches.
“At this time of year, we are usually discussing the upcoming expected costs of lunches for the new year, but this year, thanks to this program, we don’t have to,” said Superintendent Jeff Bearden. “All students will be able to have meals for free.”
According to the school system’s website, students already receive free breakfast.
Are the free meals a valuable tool to ensure students are well fed and therefore ready to learn, or a liberal plot to promote dependency on government handouts?