ST. Charles County, Missouri – Frances Howell School District kicks off the school year with a very pleasant surprise. A donation of $21,000 was made to him to help the school district eliminate student lunch debt balances.
One of the district’s parents, Scott Orty, recently spearheaded an effort to help students in need. Earlier this week, he delivered a check for $21,000 to the district treasurer. Otay told Fox 2 that he recently worked with parents to raise funds and show amicable support for students.
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The Frances Howell School District gave Orty a receipt for the donation and an acknowledgment, and the letter said it was “extremely grateful.”
“I’m kind of surprised by this,” said Jennifer Joles, chief public affairs officer for Frances Howell School District. “I think this is a great example of a parent who wants to do good, recognizes a need in their community, organizes an initiative, and has a great response.”
In order for the donation to be formally processed, the Frances Howell School Board will be asked to decide at its September board meeting whether to accept the donation. That said, school districts believe that support for school lunches is necessary in the post-pandemic school environment.
Jolles told FOX 2 in a phone call on Wednesday that the federal government helped feed all students and covered various costs. The subsidy ended last year, and students were again required to pay for meals, including those who had previously applied for lunch allowances.
“We can put these funds to good use and ensure that students with negative account balances are well and able to enjoy hot meals,” Jolles said.
For parents who would like to further support Frances Howell School District and students who need lunch assistance, lunch hero program Another avenue where donations are welcome.
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