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Money for CCSD meal program to be delayed

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) on Wednesday said it has learned that reimbursement for its free and reduced meals for low-income students will be delayed due to the government shutdown.

The school district said it receives approximately $9 million a month in reimbursement for the 186,410 students who receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch.

CCSD maintains an emergency reserve for situations such as this and there is no immediate threat to the program. However, funding will be jeopardized if the shutdown drags on.

"Many of the students in this program do not eat if they don't eat at school," said CCSD Deputy Superintendent Kim Wooden. "This program is critical for their personal and academic growth, and their success in the classroom."

CCSD said other federally funded programs, such as Title 1 and special education programs, will not be immediately affected.

The Department of Agriculture said the school district will be fully reimbursed for free and reduced meals once the shutdown ends.

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