The Boston Public Schools announced this week that they will be offering free universal meals for every student regardless of income status. This change amounts to a savings of $450 per year per family.
““Children can focus on learning when they are well-fed, and families can focus on education when they don’t have to budget for school meals every week,” said BPS Interim Superintendent John McDonough. “This program makes sense for students. We expect that every major city will join this national program in the next few years – and we are able to put Boston’s families at the forefront.”