|Cooks at PCS ready to ‘serve up smiles’|
By Jan Rahn
Some new faces in the kitchen are eager to bring smiles to students early in the morning when the newly introduced breakfast program begins mid-September in the Perkins County district.
K-8 students will be able to fuel up early and get a jump start on their day thanks to a new breakfast menu being offered at the elementary and middle school sites. The high school already has an ala-carte grab-and-go snack menu in place.
The idea for a breakfast program has been tossed around for several years, said Superintendent Tobin Buchanan. The delay in getting it started has been partly due to the logistics of how to accomplish it at the three building sites across the county, working around bus schedules, etc.
Adjustments may need to be made as time goes along, but for now, the two buildings having a full breakfast menu will be the middle school in Madrid and elementary in Grant. The increased number of students going to school without breakfast, plus a survey of the need for such a program had a significant bearing on giving it a try.
Middle school principal Terry Prante took charge of studying the need and following through with surveys, while Joyce Hightower, former food service manager continued to press for inception of a breakfast program.
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