South Knox School Corp. To Join In On Free Meal Program Starting Next Week

The South Knox School Corporation is joining the growing list of corporations providing free breakfast and lunch to their students.

Earlier this week, we told you North Daviess, Washington, and Princeton schools are also doing the same.

They’re able to make this happen because of a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

It allows schools to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students through the end of the year or until money from the program runs out.

Students will still have to pay for ala carte items as normal.

South Knox School Superintendent Tim Grove says the program will start in his corporation Monday, September 21st.

He says money already in kids lunch accounts will remain there.

Elementary school students will still have to pay for afternoon milk.

The program is already in place for North Knox.

We did speak with Vincennes Community School Corporation superintendent Greg Parsley.

He says there are different qualifications for this waiver in Vincennes.

However, it is in the works.

He hopes to make an announcement on it sometime later this week.