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Breakfast at school now is on the principal

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Breakfast at school now is on the principal
By Alfred Lubrano

Inquirer Staff Writer

In a locally unprecedented move, the School District of Philadelphia will hold principals accountable for the number of students eating breakfast in their schools.

Breakfast participation will be part of the report card that rates principals each year, along with categories such as attendance and math and reading performance.

All 165,000 students in Philadelphia public schools, regardless of income, are eligible for free breakfasts. But just 54,000 ate breakfast last year, district figures show.

The new system, which begins this year, is expected to increase the number of students eating breakfast, said Jonathan Stein, a lawyer with Community Legal Services, whose efforts - along with those of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) - helped bring about the move.

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The reason is

probably because federal Title I monies for schools is based on the number of free and reduced lunches/breakfasts that are served in a school district (plan was to give money to the poorest communities and counting the free/reduced lunch quota was the identifier).
Guess Philadelphia wants to get more of that federal money.

Soooooo let me get this straight....

111 000 students are doing what they are supposed to do.... get up eat breakfast and get on the bus . guess they are worried about the kids not getting enough of their genetical modified,dumbdown foods!!!!!

jimboz fight

Gee, what is on the menu? A lie with an extra dose of ignorance?

"Breakfast at school is now on the principal." Oh really? The principals will pay for it themselves? Or will it just be another financial burden to be extorted from the 'taxpayer'?

"All 165,000 students in Philadelphia public schools, regardless of income, are eligible for free breakfasts." Free, huh? I thought it was to be paid for by the principals?

On a different note, I have some beautiful seaside property available for sale in Kansas. Anyone interested?