If you read the "Panther Pride" which was delivered this week I hope you read the article on page 11. I knew that we have a lot of folks who are struggling financially but... Over 55% of the elementary students are eligible for SNAP or Medicaid. The Geneva elementary schools were selected to participate in Community Eligibility Program through June 2018. This means that ALL of the students at West Street and North Street schools are able to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost. It is a federally funded program. While I am happy that these students will no longer face a day without or with very little food I am appalled that in our community there are so many people (including the little ones) who need this help.
believe that the lastest count is over 3,000 people in geneva are at the poverty level
HWS student population is about 2400 if one wants to get a real sense of how high the poverty level is
with the stock market up nearly 40% wonder if hws endowment is over $350 million yet?
but no money from hws to pay their fair share while the poverty level grows in geneva