Cunningham welcomes extended criteria for free school meals and school uniform grants

13 06 2013

Free School Meals Matter

 

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the recently announced extension of free school meals and school uniform allowance.

Councillor Cunningham said “The extension of the eligibility criteria for free school meals and clothing allowance will prove to be vital for the many hard pressed families for whom every penny counts.”

“The criteria effective from September 2014 means that post-primary pupils will be supported with access to free school meals in the same way as primary pupils. Given the hikes in food prices and cost of living generally, there is considerable extra pressure on families trying to make ends meet. Access to Free School Meals will ensure that children have access to at least one hot, healthy meal per day”

 

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