Partners sought to combat lunch debt
Community involvement was a primary focus of the November BASD finance committee meeting. The board took a moment to review progress on its new partnership with Kindness is Magic, a group aiming to assist the district with reducing student lunch debt and hunger issues at every school.
They noted the success of the ongoing shoe drive, and also discussed future plans for a dinner at Cactus Blue in Bethlehem, as well as a future event at Painting with a Twist. Impressively, they also mentioned that a recent spaghetti dinner generated $3,000 for the purpose of taking a major bite out of the debt.
The district also reviewed a memorandum of understanding with the Bethlehem Health Bureau in regards to vaccination clinics and related programming. The Health Bureau and the district have been partnered for many years in offering low cost and free vaccine clinics to students, teachers and families in need. While the programming itself is not new, the district and the health bureau signed the agreement to formally recognize these ongoing efforts to keep Bethlehem students, faculty, and the community healthy.