Final numbers for summer feeding program to be presented

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2016

SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Child Nutrition will present the final numbers for the Summer Feeding Program at the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education’s Monday business meeting.

The program, which started June 13, has already surpassed the number of meals it delivered in the summer of 2015. The program provides meals at more than 90 different sites over the course of the summer, handing out food to any child between the ages of 3 and 18. Organizers said the goal is to target children who may not have access to regular meals during summer break.

In 2015, the program handed out more than 88,000 meals — breakfast and lunch. This summer, the program handed out more than 110,000 meals between June 13 and the end of July.

The final numbers will be presented Monday. The business meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Wallace Educational Forum boardroom, at 500 N. Main Street. Public comment is held at 6 p.m.

In other business, the board:

  • Will be briefed about RSS’s invitation to attend a White House summit.
  • Received an update on staffing. According to information on the board’s online agenda, as of Aug. 16 there were nine science teacher vacancies and seven math teacher vacancies.
  • Look at a three-year plan for career pathways at area high schools. Launching this year will be a communications academy at South Rowan High School and hospitality and tourism academy at West Rowan High School.