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Report examines cost of free lunch in NYC schools

Depending on the approach and the extent of participation increases, a deficit-ridden program would go even deeper into the red, analysis shows.

Extending universal free lunch to all K-5 students in the 2014-2015 academic year would have cost The New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) an additional $13.5 million if participation levels had remained the same, and $36.5 million more if participation increased by 50 percent.

That was among the bottom-line findings of an

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