Those eligible for reduced-cost meals won't need to submit an application to take advantage of free breakfast and lunch if HB 125 becomes law.

Free school meals bill returns with huge budget cut

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Students coming from financially disadvantaged families could soon all get free meals in Delaware schools. House Bill 125, sponsored by Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, requires all public schools to offer a free breakfast and lunch every day to students who qualify for a reduced-price meal. The bill, now officially styled as House Substitute Bill 2 for House Bill 125, is …

Currently, free meals are based on income levels of either a student's family or the community the school is located in.

Bill to mandate free school meals could cost state millions

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Six Democratic state legislators are sponsoring legislation that would require all public schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. House Bill 125, whose primary sponsor is Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, was introduced in April, but never heard by the General Assembly, which returns to session in January. Moore declined an interview to discuss the bill. The bill …

HB 125 would give all students free breakfast and lunch.

Moore hawks bill to give all students free breakfast, lunch

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, pushed her bill to give all Delaware students free breakfast and lunch during a roundtable discussion Wednesday evening. The roundtable at Everett Meredith Middle School included administrators, medical professionals, teachers, school nutritionists and other stakeholders who would like to see universal free breakfast and lunch. Several members of the table said that hunger affects students, both …