More than a dozen schools in Texas are participating in a new program that offers school-wide snack boxes, according to a report from The Hill.
The Texas Department of Education is partnering with Walmart to provide students in grades K-12 with free snack boxes.
The program has received rave reviews from parents and teachers alike, and the Department of Health says the boxes are a major help in helping students stay on track in school.
“It really helps with the discipline of kids,” said one parent.
“I think it really helps keep them on track academically, so they can get to school when they’re ready and don’t have to worry about getting stuck.”
The boxes are free and will be available to all Texas public schools, though there will be a limit on how many students can receive each box.
The school districts participating in the program are: Austin-Bergstrom, Dallas-Ft.
Worth, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Victoria.
The boxes will also be available at Walmart stores.
The announcement came just days after a study found that students in some districts are struggling to stay on schedule academically.
The study also found that the school districts with the most kids enrolled in school had the highest rates of dropout rates and the highest dropout and achievement rates.
According to The Hill, the boxes will be offered for purchase to the schools that use the new curriculum.
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