District Better Off Without Universal Free Meals

Dearborn Heights (MI) District 7 has made up more than $100,000 in revenues, going from a loss to a surplus, by ending a one-year experiment with universal free meals.

Dearborn Heights (MI) District 7 has made up more than $100,000 in revenues, going from a loss to a surplus in one year by eliminating universal free meals, reports the Press and Guide. The 2,800-student, six-school district had lost $89,000 by the end of January 2012 after implementing a program to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.

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