Making schools safer through grants

Members of the West40 School Safety and Threat Assessment Team describe how TVTP grants can help schools keep students and staff safe.

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Comment Now to Expand Free School Meals for All Students!

The USDA is seeking comments on a proposed rule to increase the number of high-poverty schools that can offer free school meals for all students. The proposal would expand the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) by lowering the minimum identified student percentage participation threshold from 40% to 25%. That means more schools and districts can opt …
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