Over 100 Indiana schools could be affected by a proposal from Congressman Todd Rokita.
Congress is considering a bill that could restrict free school lunches. Under current federal law, if 40 percent of students in a given school district qualify for free or reduced price lunch, then everyone in the school gets the free meals. Now, Indiana Congressman Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4) is proposing a change via House Resolution 5003. It would require that at least 60 percent – instead of 40 – of students qualify for free or reduced lunch in order for all students to get it free. It’s estimated there are 121 schools in Indiana that would be affected.