Butler students are learning an important lesson about the power of a good breakfast.
Kids attending Butler High School and Richard Butler Middle School now have the option of purchasing lunch before school begins every morning. The district began offering breakfast Jan. 2. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.
For $2.50 high schoolers can choose from cereal or a bagel with a cheese stick, fruit or fruit juice, and milk; middle school students pay $2.25.
French Toast Fridays are offered at Richard Butler. They include French Toast with syrup, fruit or juice, and milk. Meals are offered to qualifying students for .30 cents.
“This is a really positive thing to be able to offer this to students,” said Martin Wall, high school principal. “Some students just don’t have time in the morning to sit down and have breakfast at home. Now, for $2.50 they can start their day off right.”
Providing students with an early-morning meal is an essential part to ensuring they are able to maximize their learning potential, Wall said.
“Kids want to feel safe and secure and they want to know they are taken care of,” Wall said. “If they know they are being fed and cared of, they can feel comfortable and ready to learn. We have a responsibility to ensure that our children are provided with the best learning environment possible. Serving them breakfast helps us ensure that happens.”