USD 113 schools awarded grant to support breakfast program

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The Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, Nov. 13, that students at 42 schools, including Sabetha High School, Sabetha Middle School and Axtell Elementary School will have better access to breakfast after a total of $142,519 in grants were awarded to programs across the state.

Sabetha High School received $4,084, Sabetha Middle School received $2,802, and Axtell Elementary School, $3,677. KSDE received the funding from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and Midwest Dairy Council to support the breakfast initiative.

The funding boosts innovative breakfast delivery models, sometimes called breakfast after the bell, to help bring breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom.

Research shows that eating breakfast at school improves student performance in the classroom and promotes healthy habits. Innovative breakfast delivery models – like breakfast in the classroom, grab-and-go breakfast and second-chance breakfast – can significantly boost school breakfast participation. These models bring breakfast to students, ensuring that more children start the day with the fuel they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Other Kansas schools receiving an Innovative Breakfast Delivery Grant from KSDE are: Baldwin High School, Baldwin, USD 348, $2,500; Erie High School, Erie, USD 101, $1,560; Decatur Community Junior/Senior High School, Oberlin, USD 294, $4,372; Derby High School, Derby, USD 260, $4,925; Douglass High School, Douglass, USD 396, $2,445; Horace J. Good Middle School, Garden City, USD 457, $5,000; Washington Elementary School, Geary County, USD 475, $1,200; Great Bend High School, Great Bend, USD 428, $5,000; Holy Savior Catholic Academy, Wichita, $3,183; Hugoton High School, Hugoton, USD 210, $4,727; St. Marys Junior/Senior High School, Kaw Valley, USD 321, $5,000; Labette County High School, Labette County, USD 506, $850; Louisburg High School, Louisburg, USD 416, $3,700; Lyndon Elementary/Middle School, Lyndon, USD 421, $2,800; Council Grove High School, Morris County, USD 417, $4,180; Andale High School, Renwick, USD 267, $5,000; Smoky Valley Middle School, Smoky Valley, USD 400, $2,310; Smoky Valley High School, Smoky Valley, USD 400, $2,310; Olpe Junior-Senior High School, Southern Lyon County, USD 252, $1,455; Hartford Junior-Senior High School, Southern Lyon County, USD 252, $1,455; Stockton Elementary School, Stockton, USD 271, $4,200; Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet, Topeka, USD 501, $2,080; Tescott Elementary School, Twin Valley, USD 240, $4,200; Deerfield High School, Deerfield, USD 216, $2,650; Clifton-Clyde Middle School, Clifton-Clyde, USD 224, $2,500; Clifton-Clyde Senior High School, Clifton-Clyde, USD 224, $2,500; Gardner Edgerton High School, Gardner Edgerton, USD 231, $5,000; St. John Junior-Senior High School, St. John-Hudson, USD 350, $3,500; Holcomb High School, Holcomb, USD 363, $4,270; Montezuma Elementary school, South Gray, USD 371, $1,500; Dodge City High School, Dodge City, USD 443, $5,000; Little River High School, Little River-Windom, USD 444, $5,000; Seymour Rogers Middle School, Liberal, USD 480, $2,542; Eisenhower Middle School, Liberal, USD 480, $2,542; Wabaunsee Senior High school, Wabaunsee, USD 329, $3,000; West Elk High School, West Elk, USD 282, $4,138; North High School, Wichita, USD 259, $5,000; Winfield Middle School, Winfield, USD 465, $4,912; and Winfield High School, Winfield, USD 465, $3,450.

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