North Dakota considers free school meals for every student
The North Dakota Legislature is considering giving students free lunches and breakfasts at school.
NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Legislature is considering giving students free lunches and breakfasts at school.
The bill would put over $89 million of legacy funds in grants for public schools.
The grants could then be used to give free meals to all students.
The funding would go until June 2023.
Democratic State Representative LaurieBeth Hager says continuing the free lunches they've been providing during the pandemic will help families.
"And lunch is as vital of a component as a textbook or a locker or a computer, so if everyone knows if you're hungry you can't study, you can't eat you can't concentrate, you can't participate," said Hager.
Hager says the state would use federal funding first then use the legacy fund.