School officials say all Jamestown Public Schools have now been approved by the United States Department of Education and the New York State Department of Education to serve breakfast and lunch at no charge to students in all Jamestown Public Schools’ elementary, middle and high school. All JPS elementary and middle school have participated in the Universal Free Meal Program since the 2013-2014 school year. This newest announcement adds Jamestown High School as part of the program.
The programs allow all students enrolled at all JPS schools to be automatically eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Families do not need to submit a free or reduced meal application to be eligible.
Jamestown superintendent Tim Mains says that many Jamestown children rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition and that the district has over a 60 percent poverty rate.
If a parent or guardian has questions regarding the Universal Free Meal Program, please contact the JPS Food Service Office at 483-4398.