By another 3-2 vote, the board defeated a motion to offer free meals at those schools and the county’s intermediate school, one of the two options recommended by the district’s food-services director.
It did not vote on a much more expensive option of offering free meals at all the county’s schools, including Montgomery County High School, or on the other recommended option, to offer the meals at only one elementary and the Early Learning Center. Board Member Sharon Smith-Breiner, who supported the program generally, said she couldn’t support singling out one elementary, Tom Marshall reports for the Mount Sterling Advocate.
Board Member Kenny Gulley, who opposed all the options, “told fellow board members that he couldn’t support the decision because it provides free meals to students whose parents have been deemed capable of paying and there is no evidence that they are not being fed,” Marshall reports.
services director Julie Tuttle . . . said the board can reevaluate the success of the program next April.”