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1 school to begin free lunches

LaGRANGE — Troup County School System is adding West Point Elementary School to the Community Eligibility Provision program.

The state program allows all students at the school to receive free lunches based on economic demographics at the school.

According to the No Kid Hungry organization, one in five kids across America struggles with hunger and programs like the CEP help more kids get the healthy meals they need to focus on learning while in school. In 2015, the Troup County School System announced a pilot program with three elementary schools: Berta Weathersbee, Ethel Kight and Whitesville Road.

“We are glad to add West Point Elementary to schools participating in CEP,” said John Radcliffe, Troup County schools assistant superintendent of maintenance and operations. “Our goal, when this passed the Board last year, was to have as many students fed so they can focus on learning in the classroom.”

Families at the four identified CEP schools do not have to complete school lunch forms.

All elementary school students throughout the district will continue receiving free breakfast.

West Point Elementary added to state program

Contributed report

From a press release submitted by Troup County School System. Submit your organization’s press release to editor Matthew Strother at mstrother@civitasmedia.com.