Photo by Nick Schrager
Local elementary and middle school students will eat breakfast and lunch free, thanks to a program the Washington County School District is now participating in. High school students have not yet qualified but may in the future.
Free lunch coming to most students

The Washington County Board of Education took a roll of the dice last week when it elected to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program, a federal program that helps eligible schools provide free breakfast and lunches for all students. 

Preschool through 8th-grade schools in the county are eligible to participate in the program. Unfortunately, Washington County High School is just under the threshold requirements at the moment. 

The Board held a work session before coming to the decision.