(EAGNEWS) — MUNDELEIN, Illinois – Another Chicagoland school district is throwing its students a bone – or at least larger lunch portions.
Mundelein High School District 120 is officially dropping out of the National School Lunch Program, making it at least the second one in the Chicago area to do so this school year.
Leaving the federal program allows the school “total flexibility to design the food service to our students’ needs,” Superintendent Kevin Myers tells the Daily Herald.
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According to district leaders, lunch sales have fallen about 6 percent since last school year. The school has about 2,000 students enrolled.