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AASA Alternative School Breakfast Initiative
In AASA's latest Courageous Leadership Conversation video episode, Laurence Spring, superintendent of Schenectady City School District, discusses the district's equity initiative and how school meals fit into that agenda. Student attendance issues are very difficult to solve, but Superintendent Spring says that the school breakfast program is a powerful way to get kids into school and ready to learn.
AASA just released a new video featuring AASA member and Council Executive Committee member, Sharon Contreras, Superintendent of Syracuse City Schools, speaking about the importance of school breakfast in her district. In 2012, Syracuse City Schools was one of four districts nationwide that received an AASA alternative school breakfast grant, sponsored by the Walmart Foundation. Brentwood UFSD, in Long Island, also received a grant from AASA to improve school breakfast options in their district.
This year, The Council has received another small support grant to work with two additional New York districts that were awarded AASA alternative school breakfast grants, Schenectady City School District and Mt. Vernon City School District.