New Proposal: Breakfast After The Bell
How proposed bill would help local students
It's been dubbed the most important meal of the day, and a new bill being introduced called Breakfast After The Bell is trying to make sure each child starts their day right at school.
"Data shows roughly around 60-70% of students across the country don't receive a breakfast and then have trouble paying attention or focusing on whatever the class is," said Dan Sharp, Director of Nutrition Services for District 51.
Sharp says the biggest goal with this new piece of legislation is to make sure student success is achieved.
"One of the highest ways that we can contribute to student achievement and also good behavior in the classroom is students receiving a breakfast in the morning," said Sharp.
If passed, five different elementary schools in District 51 would offer the breakfast after the bell option, including Chipeta, Clifton, Dos Rios, Rocky Mountain and Nisley. So, even if the parent or child is running late in the morning, kids can still count on a hearty meal waiting at school for them.
"Our department's goal and mission is we feel successful learning, and being able to serve breakfast to a higher percentage of students, even the ones that do show up late; I think it's going to help increase student achievement," Sharp explained.
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