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USDA EXTENDS SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM

Dear Stakeholders,
On August 31, 2020 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of the Summer Meals Waivers.  This will allow schools participating in the Child Nutrition Programs, like Byron CUSD 226, to continue serving free reimbursable meals to all children through December 31, 2020.  The intention of this Federal program is to ensure all children have access to nutritious food during the pandemic.  The program includes:
Allowing meals to be served in all areas and at no cost;
Permitting meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and meal times;
Waiving meal pattern requirements as necessary; and
Allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children.
We understand it is a very challenging time with the COVID-19 pandemic and that it is essential children have access to nutritious food.  As such, and in accordance with the USDA, Byron CUSD 226 will be offering meals daily to all children ages 18 and younger at no cost for the term of this program (Currently 12/31/20).  All students who are attending school in-person will automatically participate.  For children who are not in attendance, meals may be picked up from Byron High School door #9 (Aquatic Center Doors) between 12:00 – 12:30.  All meals available for pick up will align with the high school menu. If you would like to participate in the meal pickup, please notify Ms. VanBriesen via email at tvanbriesen@byron226.org by 9:00 am daily to ensure enough meals are prepared.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via email or phone.
Thank you,
Christian Kerr, CPA, SFO | Director of Fiscal Services
Byron Community Unit School District #226
696 N. Colfax Street – Byron, IL 61010
Phone: 815-234-5491 x382 | Fax: 815-234-4106

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  • financialaid District Finances Per pupil spending is $9,462 for instructional expenses and $17,529 for operational expenses.
  • boardoftrustees Sizing It Up The district average class size is 18 students compared to the states average of 21.
  • Health & Wellness Byron students average 5 days of PE per week compared to the states average of 4 days per week.
  • Enrollment Total district enrollment for PK-12 is 1,482.
  • Student Attendance The average daily attendance across the district is 95%.
  • Extraordinary Faculty Total full time teachers in the district is 110 of which 39.2% have a Bachelor’s degree and 59.9% have a Master’s degree or higher.
  • Future Prospects Within 12 months of graduating, 64% of seniors enroll in a 2 or 4 year college.
  • volunteer Exceptional Services We are a “stand alone” district meaning we house all 27 of our special need services personnel within our district. Currently 16% of our student population qualify for special services.

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