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! 11 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC AUGUST 26, 1990 I :I Study shows--- _ ...... School lunch t!1 More money may I I not be.answer to ] ............ i-" ..... ! program,. ill ducat'n refrm ! # Washington, DC -- As President I / I I / / I term. Free and reduced-price meals are Ceorge Bush wrestles with a budget | / I] / available at participating schools. Eligi- #1 tldicit totalling $195 billion, he may be bility depends on the number o! per- [ enCOur a" v v " I ./ II I sons in the famil and the farnil s an- aoed b. a new stud. which su .- , Y Y 'i ] gests that more spending for schools is [ [ I [ I--'--I I--------I I nual income. tl0t ..,. ,: .... ..a......; .... I ! /ll I I I I I I I I Accordin to the Arkansas Social ;.,1 the su...u. ...............- r / = r _ J t = t g I I / I I J FI I I I I I I I I Service Division of the National School !t/ A report by a national educational [ I / II I [------1 ! Lunch and Child Care Food Programs, ~ aSS li[ 0ciation indicates that Catholic el- [ I/ i ] [" ] I schools are to use the rewsed gmdehnes i e .entary schools spend less than one- I V l; ("/1 I I I I I I in determining eligibility for free and ,rd the amount on per pupil costsI i/ I I I I I I II!1 Iii reduced priced meals for the 1990-91 [ rapared to public schools. At the I | c'-$ "1 I I\ I / I I t I III I ! I I school year. anae time, overnment s onsored tests Families seeking to participate in the #t in. e thatCatholicg "Pschool students I '1 ) ] ,____1 [ ......... '111' II p g tl cat ro ram are advised to contact thetr l Utperform their public school coun- [ " //l.L I I III I I local school principal. :1 terparts in " athematics and I r%/ "" The followin schools will artici ate ' readmo, m g P P ,it[ iellce, ] I r~rpupih $3977 ] in the program: Immaculate Concep- l)r. Robert Kealey, chief researcher [ ] I \ tion, Blytheville; St. Joseph, Conway; orth [ ti e latter study published by the Na' [ ] I I I Christ the King, Immaculate Concep- #[ 0hal h.n,-17,.1.... Hr nal A~neiutin I " / ELL [ I ILion and St Boniface, Fort Smith; St. NCEA), said that when it comes to [ [ John 'and St. Michael, Hot Springs; [ , Y " " certification. According to a letter re- hazards I-[ ceived in the diocesan school office The Enwronmental Protecnon i[ h ] " " from the Arkansas Department of ,li A en mandated the removal of all !11 [-- [ g cy Health, all Catholic schools in Arkan- ] frmble asbestos from schools through " " sas meet the standards for the Safe ] ] out the country While all school build- ,, ~, ~ __ , Dnnkm~ Water Act. 1 I ings had some asbestos, 18 had major problems that required high-cost re- .. ...... ,' o o nare yourpoint or view fl] moval plans. Sch ols with min r prob- [ lems are under a management plan and with our readers in: I f are required to make six-month reports. " , .... Grade 3 Grade 7 Grade 11 Catholic Public Catholic Public Catholic Public School School School School School School Source: National Assessmenl of Educational Progress Proficiency in Reading: 1985-1986 Catholic and Public Schools Compared Final Report 1989. NCEA A board headed by James T. Davis, executive director of the dioceasan building commission, has notifed all pastors and school administrators of the eligibility guidelines for grants. Appli- cations for grants are due in Davis' of- fice by Sept. 30, so the available funds can be allocated. Columns should be about 500 words and address a single topic. ARKANSAS CATHOLIC