New for the Loveland City School District - school breakfast! Tigers across the district will have the opportunity to enjoy a four-component (grain, grain/meat/meat alternate, fruit and fluid milk) breakfast every day at every building by August 2018.
“We started by receiving a grant which we piloted at Loveland Elementary School (LES) last year and saw what a need it turned out to be for students,” said Loveland District Director of Food Service Kris Tracy. “We averaged 180 students eating breakfast. We then started to branch out to the other campuses that were easy to manage – such as Loveland High School (LHS) where students arrive from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., and, again, the numbers indicated this program was meeting a real need.”
The permanent program implementation is underway this school year and into next school year. LHS and LES started in August 2017, Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) began in November 2017, and Loveland Primary School (LPS) is scheduled to begin January 2018. Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) and Loveland Middle School (LMS) will offer breakfast starting in August 2018.
The costs are as follows:
• LECC, LPS, LES - $1.50 for a complete breakfast
• LIS, LMS, LHS - $ 2.50 for a complete breakfast
• Students qualifying for reduced meal status - $.30
• Students qualifying for free meal status – FREE
“Busing and startup times have played a key role in our ability to establish a breakfast program at certain buildings, and as we have seen the benefit to our Tiger students, the Food Service and Child nutrition staff is working with the administration to find a solution for these buildings,” said Tracy. “We have chosen foods to accommodate our students with peanut allergies as well as following the breakfast meal pattern required by the Ohio Department of Education. We are all very excited to implement such an important program.”