Finding a way to feed
Kentucky School Advocate
By Matt McCarty
Bad weather could prompt the West Point Independent school district to have a non-traditional instruction day because of poor road conditions, but many of the district’s 150 students walk to school and might be able to make it there for a meal, if the district were able to provide it.
“If it’s going to cost us money to do it, it may not be feasible for the district. We talked about that if there’s a way to get it covered, we might try to offer food to any student that could make it in. Obviously, this would have to be a day that some staff could be here,” West Point Superintendent Mickey Brangers said.
This is the first year West Point has been in the NTI program and the district used its first NTI day in early January. Brangers said when applying for the program, providing meals wasn’t something administrators had thought much about but since then “we have discussed it a little.”
He said he is still looking into the district’s options.