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The U.S. Department of Agriculture today extended the ability of school districts to be innovative in delivering school meals to children through the end of the 2020-21 school year.  In late August, the USDA extended this COVID-19 waiver for the first semester, as requested by U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  Read today’s USDA notice here:

“Very good news for Mississippi students and families as the U.S. Department of Agriculture extends school meal waivers for the entire 2020-2021 school year, just as I requested earlier in August,” Hyde-Smith said.
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