Raise Your Hand Position on Breakfast in the Classroom

Many parents who are members of our group have serious concerns around the implementation of this program in their schools. We feel strongly that breakfast is crucial to learning and feeding kids at school who don’t get breakfast at home is also vital. We also feel that decisions about when and where to serve breakfast should be made by individual school communities, and that parents should have a say in whether their child eats breakfast at school. Many parents are reporting that their kids are eating a second breakfast at school, and they have no say in the matter. There has not been enough autonomy offered to principals in the implementation of this program. We want principals and schools to have more flexibility in the implementation of this program and we want the new board at CPS to know that one size does not usually fit all at CPS.