Card Campaign Helps Students
Posted: November 25, 2012 at 5 a.m.
A few missed work days make a difference on Amanda Fletcher’s household budget. The single mother of three said she is a thankful for the Community Christmas Card campaign, which helped her through a difficult time this year.
At A Glance
The Rogers and Bentonville School Districts track homeless students that attend their schools. Students living without shelther or in homes with multiple families, a hotel, shelter or in substandard housing are considered homeless. Unaccompanied youth are also tracked as being homeless.
Rogers has a total of 142 homeless students. Bentonville has 281.
Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
The free and reduced-price lunch population in the Bentonville and Rogers School Districts has grown in recent years.
Last year 59 percent of Rogers families qualified. This year 61 percent of students in the district qualify.
Twenty-eight percent of Bentonville’s students received free and reduced lunch at this time last year. Currently 30 percent of students qualify for the program.
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