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Breakfast is Served: School Meal Data and the Covid-19 Response

VANNELLA, MAIRI – Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbot outlined procedures for the state to move forward in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the details involved the gradual reopening of select parks and shopping centers, one of the most notable announcements was a confirmation of school closures being effective for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. This will affect over 5 million students in the Texas public school system alone, across nearly 9,000 public schools.

With these school closures comes also the issues of food security. These infographics give a quick breakdown of student population throughout the state and county, the students in need of meal access, and the school districts helping out with meal accessibility.

Data compiled was an aggregate of four school districts throughout Hays County. Overall numbers do not include private or charter schools. Information about other school districts can be found via Texas Tribune.

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