Bill to Give Federally Subsidized Breakfasts to Children in Need
Many students at Arnoldo Cantu Sr. Elementary School in San Juan, a Rio Grande Valley town just east of McAllen, do not have much. The Texas Education Agency estimates that 89 percent of the students in the school’s district are from low-income households. But every morning, all of the school’s 927 students can count on a federally subsidized breakfast.
Offering free breakfasts to all interested students in low-income areas, not just to those who qualify under federal guidelines, is a program that some state legislators are trying to expand to schools in poor neighborhoods across Texas.