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State Officials To Announce Expanded School Lunch Program

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca plan to announce a new Vermont initiative to make free, school-based breakfasts and lunches available to more low-income students.

The federal government provides funding for free or reduced-priced lunches depending on the income level of the student's family.

Legislation passed this year at Shumlin's request provides additional state funding to allow students who were getting reduced-price meals to get them for free.

The event is set for 11 a.m. today at the Barre Town Elementary School.