LC CONWAY CHRONICLES
Better Late Than Never There’s still time for a last minute summer getaway
With the summer being almost over, a lot of people have had the chance to accomplish a lot of “summer fun.” Between parents who have to work, kids who are in summer school, and teenagers earning money at their summer jobs it can seem like the whole summer is fading away without being used as a proper “summer vacation.” But, as some say it is better late than never. Part of the summer has slipped by but there are plenty of summer activities that can be put together to help create a bucket list for the rest of the summer. Here are some ideas of small (and inexpensive) activities that can help make your summer fun; Camping: Camping is always a summer must and can also be very inexpensive. Plus, it can be used as a
perfect weekend getaway so you won’t have to take time off of work. Make it a classic camping trip by roasting hotdogs and making s’mores with the family.
Trip to the fair: With it being late summer now fair season is in full swing. There are county fairs galore that can consist of a day full of fun with friends and family for a decent price. Find one in your surrounding area and take the kids out for a little fun!
Swimming: With the record breaking temperatures that we have had this year, cooling off in the water is also a must for this summer. There are plenty of different options when it comes to swimming from public and private pools, lakes, and rivers. A dip in the water is always a good time especially if spent with friends and family. Weekend getaway: Maybe camping is not really your thing because of all the bugs and heat. There are
plenty of other weekend getaway options that you can choose from. There are countless cabins on the lakes that are close by that you can rent for a night or two. This can be used as a perfect family getaway or weekend with your spouse.
Hiking: Hiking is a perfect activity for the summer time. Getting out and getting fresh air while enjoying the beautiful natural scenery is always great. With warm temperatures it is nice to stay inside in the air conditioner this summer but it is always good to enjoy the outdoors. Wearing loose clothing and drinking lots of fluids would make hiking less miserable and more fun! Most importantly don’t let your summer go to waste! You may not have the time or the funds for a weeklong vacation out of state, but finding activities to do around your hometown is not impossible!
Free and reduced lunch policies Laclede County R-1 Schools announced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Local education officials have adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility: Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available
at the school office. To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility. A complete application includes: (1) household income from all sources or Food Stamp/TANF case number, (2) names
of all household members, and (3) the signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of adult household member signing the application. School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year. Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new appli-
cation. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits. Households will be notified of their children’s eligibility status for free or reduced price meals. If any children were not listed on the eligibility notice for families receiving SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to those children. If any child(ren) was not listed on the eligibility notice, the household should contact the LEA or school to have free meal
benefits extended to that child(ren). Under the provisions of the policy, Marie Oliver, Food Service Director will review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, they may wish to discuss the decision with the hearing
official on an informal basis or he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to Mr. Mark Hedger, Superintendent. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.
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LACLEDE COUNTY RECORD | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 01, 2018
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