After excusing absent board members Kevin Raun and Richard Jacobsen, the Minden Public Schools Board of Education began the March 9 meeting with positive news about the school breakfast and lunch programs.
Using grant funds from the Nebraska Department of Education, the district has introduced a breakfast cart at C.L. Jones Middle School. The program gives kids an opportunity to purchase breakfast items from a cart that is wheeled to classrooms during first period. The first week of the program resulted in a significant increase in the number of breakfasts served.
Pastor Tom Barnes expressed his gratitude to the board for their support and cooperation in offering a summer lunch program. The program was started in Minden in 2013. In this mission and others that affect the youth of the community, Barnes told the board he is thankful for their time, hard work, and interest in the kids.
see March 18 Courier for full story