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JCSS To Offer Free Breakfast In 2022-23

The Jackson County School System will offer breakfast at no charge to all students for the 2022-23 school year. This is made possible thanks to JCSS receiving support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Special Provision 2 Program. This provision guarantees that all JCSS students will receive breakfast at the start of the school day.  

“It is an opportunity for everyone to have a hot breakfast and a wholesome meal to start their learning day,” said JCSS School Nutrition Director Rebecca Thorpe.

The Special Provision 2 free breakfast program will begin on the first day of school for Jackson County Schools, Friday, July 29.

The Jackson County School System encourages families to apply for free and reduced lunches for the new school year. An application affects many areas associated with the Jackson County School System, including:

  • Additional funding for technology and internet access
  • Discounts for fees associated with college application processes
  • Discounted fees for SAT, ACT and AP tests
  • Free or reduced meals for healthy, nutritious student meals.

To apply for free or reduced lunches, simply click here.

The costs for school lunch in 2022-23 will be $2.10 for elementary schools and $2.60 for middle and high schools. The cost for children who are eligible and apply for the free or reduced-priced meal program can be as low as $0.40 cents for lunch.