The State Board of Education will meet Thursday, July 6, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agenda for this meeting and executive summaries are available online. Please note that since this is a one-day meeting, Board members will discuss all agenda items and take action as appropriate. The State Board’s meeting will be audio streamed for those who can’t attend.
North Carolina public school students who rely on federally-funded School Nutrition Programs during the school year can now “Meet Up to Eat Up” thanks to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) School Nutrition Services’ Summer Nutrition Programs. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services provides the Summer Nutrition Programs Site Locator Map, which allows families to identify the nearest site for summer meals, including information about locations, meal types, times and driving directions. Families also can call 1-866-348-6479 for English or 1-877-842-6273 for Spanish to access this information.
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