YSD School Food Program

With a large number of students locally qualifying for free or reduced meal prices, is now a good time for the Yankton School District to explore offering free meals to students regardless of their ability to pay?

Superintendent Wayne Kindle says the expansion of the summer food program is an example of the need for food assistance in the school district.

Kindle says the biggest obstacle to offering free meals for all students is the cost of the food and having the funding to cover that expense.

Kindle says the Yankton School District does not experience problems collecting money from students for school meals at the same level as many other districts.